Derby Museums’ three sites (the Museum & Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and the Silk Mill) are temporarily closed until further notice. Please visit our website and social media channels for updates. Please email info@derbymuseums.org with enquiries. We look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe for us to do so.
Pickford's House

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed

Pickford's House is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
info@derbymuseums.org
Plan your visitto Pickford's House

Florence Nightingale: Health in the Home

Our brand new exhibition, Florence Nightingale: Health in the Home, was due to open at Pickford’s House on 18th March, but sadly remains closed under the current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. See press release here

During this time, we’ve been behind the scenes to create a special collection of content related to the exhibition so that you can discover more about Florence from home until the exhibition opens. We will be sharing this content here and on our social media feeds over the coming months, starting on 12th May – the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

The exhibition will run until spring 2021 and, as part of a public call-out, we’re asking: What do you do to be well? It could be walking your dog, yoga, painting, reading, gardening, running or something more unusual – and we’re sure that, during lockdown, many of you will have discovered new ways to be well. Please email us at: info@derbymuseums.org if you would like to contribute your thoughts on this subject or tag us on social media using the hashtag #WhatDoYouDoToBeWell.

We hope you’ll enjoy this new content. Please check back regularly as we’ll be uploading more throughout the coming months.

Derby Museums would like to acknowledge the contribution of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded ‘Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020’ project team at the University of Nottingham (Grant no. AH/R00014X/1) for the formulation of our Florence Nightingale: Health in the Home exhibition.

 

Florence Nightingale online

Florence Nightingale: Health in the Home – a slideshow of exhibition highlights.

  Click here to view video on YouTube.

Laura Phillips, Head of Interpretation and Display, takes a closer look at the homeopathic medicine chest in our Florence Nightingale exhibition.

  Click here to view video on YouTube.

Lucy Bamford, our Senior Curator of Art, and Co-Production Volunteer, Anne Ishikawa, discuss The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari by artist Jerry Barrett, 1857, on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.

  Click here to listen on YouTube.

#WhatWouldFlorenceDo. Ever wondered what would Florence do? Then look no further! Here we share some of Florence’s thoughts over her lifetime.

Click here for Florence quotes.

Laura Phillips, Head of Interpretation and Display, takes a closer look at local artist Tan Draig’s installation as part of our Florence Nightingale exhibition.

  Click here to view video on YouTube.

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Laura Phillips, Head of Interpretation and Display, takes a closer look at the spirit level and mallet used by Queen Victoria in 1891 to lay the foundation stone of the Derby Royal Infirmary as part of our Florence Nightingale exhibition.

 

University of Nottingham: Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020

The University of Nottingham has also been researching the life and work of Florence Nightingale for the bicentenary, resulting in the release of new online content for their project: Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020. As well as an online exhibition, hosted by the University’s Manuscripts and Special Collections team, the public can also enjoy a mini-lecture series, short articles and talks. Click here for more information.

A new book from the University of Nottingham’s project – Florence Nightingale at Home – will also be available from Palgrave Macmillan: London in the autumn, authors: Paul Crawford, Anna Greenwood, Richard Bates and Jonathan Memel (2020).

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Pickford's House

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed

Pickford's House is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
info@derbymuseums.org
Plan your visitto Pickford's House