Pickford’s House, Derby
A short walk from Derby City centre, and hidden amongst the gorgeous old buildings and cobbled pavement of Friar Gate you will find Pickford’s House; the professional showcase and family home of Georgian architect Joseph Pickford.
The museum illustrates aspects of domestic life from the 18th to the 20th centuries, and 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.
Don’t miss the rooms which are displayed from different periods of the house’s history, and other interesting things to see in Pickford’s House:
- The Morning Room
- The Drawing Room
- The Dining Room
- The Master Bedroom
- The Scullery
- The Kitchen
- The Cellars/Air Raid Shelter
- The Georgian Garden
- The Toy Theatre Gallery
- The Top Floor Gallery
Address: 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA
Telephone: 01332 715181
Opening Times: currently closed to the public due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Entrance: up ramp to the right of the building.
How to get there
Car: there is free parking at Pickford’s House for visitors. Turn right at the ‘Pickford’s House’ sign off Agard Street. There is also Pay and Display parking on Friar Gate.
Railway: Derby Railway Station – 15 minute walk
Bus: frequent and regular bus services into Derby City centre, operated by Trent Barton and Arriva. The bus station is a 10 minute walk away.
Bicycle: On cycle routes 54 and 68 (Derby City Cycle Map). Spaces available for bicycle parking – ask a member of staff when you arrive.