Pickford's House

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

Fashion House

18 Nov 2019 - 31 Jan 2020

A rare glimpse inside the private wardrobe of Grace Elvina, Marchioness Curzon of Kedleston.


18 Nov 2019 - 1 Feb 2020

Artist Tim Shore explores the legacy of John Flamsteed (1646 –1719), the first Astronomer Royal, in an exhibition that includes animation, photography, prints and books.

Pickford's House Tour

20 Nov 2019, 27 Nov 2019, 4 Dec 2019, 11 Dec 2019, 18 Dec 2019, 25 Dec 2019, 1 Jan 2020, 8 Jan 2020, 15 Jan 2020, 22 Jan 2020, 29 Jan 2020, 5 Feb 2020, 12 Feb 2020, 19 Feb 2020, 26 Feb 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.


18 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019

Our seasonal shop at Pickford’s House is back! From gorgeous decorations to gifts for all the family, it’s time to get inspired.
Derbyshire Blues were a militia group who fought in support of George II in 1745. Come and see their recruitment at Pickford’s House as they prepare for an invasion by Bonnie Prince Charlie from the north
John Flamsteed (1646-1719), who lived in Derby, was the first Astronomer Royal and author of Atlas Coelestis, the great star atlas of 1723, which is explored in our exhibition Derby Mean Time. To accompany the exhibition, Collections Manager Spencer Bailey will give a talk about the man and the astronomical knowledge of his time.


3 Dec 2019 - 21 Dec 2019

This Christmas, follow the stars around Pickford’s House and map the constellations in the skies above. Find where the Christmas Star is located to make your Christmas wish.
A starry Christmas awaits you at Pickford’s House. Come and explore the festive season with an astronomical twist.
Crafty Tuesdays is our crafty holiday session at Pickford’s House. This half term have a go at making some beautiful birds to celebrate our garden visitors.

Pickford's House
41 Friar Gate Derby DE1 1DA

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