Pickford's House

Derby Museums has temporarily closed its doors to the public in response to the government’s latest advice concerning the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. This means the Museum & Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and the Silk Mill are now closed until further notice. Please visit our News page and social media channels for updates.

Following our closure announcement, we have unfortunately had to cancel all museum events up until at least the end of April (updates to follow as the Covid-19 situation develops) – www.derbymuseums.org/news.  


Hidden amongst the gorgeous old buildings and cobbled pavement of Friar Gate sits Pickford’s House; the professional showcase and family home of Georgian architect Joseph Pickford. Now the museum illustrating aspects of domestic life from the 18th to the 20th centuries, Pickford’s House shows the contrast between the master and the servant, the grandeur of Georgian architecture and the changes that occurred in the house over its 250-year life.

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

Pickford's House Tour

6 May 2020, 13 May 2020, 20 May 2020, 27 May 2020, 3 Jun 2020, 10 Jun 2020, 17 Jun 2020, 24 Jun 2020

Our friendly, costumed staff will guide you around Pickford’s House, home of Georgian architect Joseph Pickford, to uncover how the house has evolved through the ages and the many residents that called it their home.
Crafty Tuesdays is our crafty holiday session at Pickford’s House. This half term we’re preparing for the arrival of the Derby Ram Trail this summer.
Our friendly, costumed staff will guide you around Georgian Architect Joseph Pickford’s House to uncover how the house has evolved through the ages and the many residents who called it their home.
Join us for this nature-focused session in Pickford’s garden travelling in the undergrowth to find and identify the minibeasts that live there.

Pickford's House
41 Friar Gate Derby DE1 1DA

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Information relating to Coronavirus.

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with the latest government advice regarding social distancing, venues and attractions are currently closed and events cancelled or postponed. We will be constantly updating the website and will keep people informed of any changes via social media. We urge visitors to follow Public Health England Guidance regarding Coronavirus.