Group Tour of Pickford’s House

Group Tours £7.20 per person, minimum of 8 people, maximum of 12 people. For smaller groups, please get in touch.

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Pickford's House
41 Friar Gate

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01332 641901 Visit website


Explore ideas of the home, city and world at this elegant Georgian townhouse.

Uncover the secrets of a Georgian home in this beautiful, Grade I listed townhouse belonging to the family of Enlightenment architect Joseph Pickford. Discover lavishly dressed rooms, the servants’ quarters and the period kitchen with an open range and scullery and learn from our knowledgeable guides how the house and gardens have changed over their 250-year life. Enter a magical world of toy theatre on the top floor where you will encounter enchanting scenes from intricate theatres including Sleeping Beauty and Dracula. With a changing programme of exhibitions, Pickford’s House is a hidden gem with lots to discover.

Given the limiting nature of the historic building, we regret that wheelchair access at Pickford’s House is unfortunately only available on the ground floor, lower ground floor and garden. View our access statement here:

Tours last for one hour and are available for groups of 8-12 people, for smaller groups, please get in touch. Pre-booked tours available during museum opening times, subject to availability, please get in touch for details.

Please contact us for more information, email: or call: 01332 641901 or Visit the Derby Museums website

The Group Tour of Pickford's House is part of a Suite of Derby Tours that are near enough to walk from venue to venue.  The other tours are Group Tour of the Museum of Making at Derby Silk MillDerby Cathedral Group TourGroup Tour of the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Derby Riverboat Group Trips.  Each tour lasts approximately one hour. 

To enquire and book, please contact Pickford's House directly.  If you would like to enjoy two or more tours or have a larger group and would like us to help arrange your visit with the other venues, please complete our group tour enquiry form marking the venue you wish to visit first.     

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