Pickford's House

Pickford's House, Derby: Hours, Address, Pickford's House Reviews: 4.5/5

Pickford's House
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sam3314
Derby, UK1,777 contributions
The current exhibition is 60's men's fashion. Enjoy the colourful outfits of Carnaby Street. The downstairs is the Georgian show home of Mr. Pickford. Go for the guided tour if you haven't visited before. Good collection of toy theatres
Written June 28, 2022
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kensmoon
Lincoln, UK999 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the professional showcase and family home of architect Joseph Pickford, which provides an insight into various aspects of domestic life from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

Dan, the member of staff on duty, was pleasant and welcoming, giving us a brief introduction and recommendation regarding the best way to view the exhibits.

The rooms are well presented, with one or two showing the owners of the time entertaining and relaxing, detailed sheets giving information about the items of furniture and other objects in the rooms. I think it would have been helpful to be advised that the motion sensor in the kitchen area will sound during your visit as unfortunately, presumably for some technical reason, it cannot be deactivated.

The Toy Theatre Collection is excellent and The Peacock Revolution, displaying men's fashion from 1966 – 1970, is very eye-catching and provides a wonderful trip down memory lane, especially with the display of the fan magazine Rave in all the satisfyingly soft-closing drawers below the jacket worn by Elton John. Finally, don't forget to 'spend a penny' and enjoy the colourful work of art in the Edwardian bathroom!
Written May 25, 2022
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Kate E
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Really interesting, staff really friendly, the themed bathrooms were our favourite ! Loved the mens fashion display and the Elton John Jacket! Definitely worth a visit!
Written April 14, 2022
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diannmary
Gomshall, UK26 contributions
Great place to stop on route to Yorkshire. Very helpful staff. Well maintained museum. Plus, a visit here is FREE!
Written October 10, 2021
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Sam3314
Derby, UK1,777 contributions
A fine example of a Georgian townhouse that also acted as a showhome for the architect, want to buy a house - come for dinner and see mine! Downstairs is the Georgian house. The first floor currently has an interesting exhibition about Florence Nightingale and nursing. The second floor has a watercolour exhibition of Derbyshire people at work which is very good. Very friendly, helpful staff. Lovely wildlife and Georgian gardens.
Written September 29, 2021
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familyb5
Lancaster District, UK313 contributions
Free parking accessed from the street behind (Agard Street)though ensure you are in the right hand lane and look out for the sign as easily missed!
Museum free but obviously donations welcomed. Staff welcoming and helpful explaining what to see etc and museum surprisingly quiet on a wet day. Highly interesting to all ages. Don`t think there`s a lift and it is over several floors. Has extra exhibitions eg Florence Nightingale/home health and local occupations art exhibition. An excellent way of spending a couple of hours.
Written September 20, 2021
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Karl B
2 contributions
It's a small but fascinating museum that I've visited many times. Lots to see and read about and knowledgeable guides.
Written January 5, 2021
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Sally-ann C
4 contributions
staff friendly and very helpful great day out for kids and free entry parking at back of building but can easily miss the entrance
Written October 7, 2020
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Liah
8 contributions
The staff are no were to be seen so if needed help staff will be gone . The house is amazing and well spent 2 hours . Really interesting if you love history and also interning for kids as they have a drawing area and a dressing up bit and also outside and inside is all amazing .
Written July 8, 2020
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DoinDisney
Adelaide, Australia47 contributions
Great little museum that is good to visit on a cold/wet Derby day. Lots of history and interesting antiques. Good place to while away 2 hours.
Written March 11, 2020
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