Pickfords House Museum

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Pickfords House Museum is the Georgian House as it might have been in Joseph Pickford's time with the ground floor dining room, drawing room and morning room. A Georgian bedroom and dressing room have been recreated on the first floor, while on the top floor there is a servant's bedroom complete with straw mattress. The kitchen and laundry have been reconstructed, together with a cellar, pantry and housekeeper's cupboard, so that visitors can get an idea of what life was like for the servants working below stairs in Georgian times. One of the cellars is equipped as an air-raid shelter of the 1940s. The upper floors feature displays of toys and several rooms show some of the Museum's excellent collection of historic costumes and textiles.

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Museum Of Georgian Life And Costume

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Bus

Most buses to Derby will drop you at Derby Bus Station. From the Bus Station, take the 28 or 29 bus for Mackworth, and alight on Friar Gate, opposite Pickfords House.

Train

On exiting the station cross the road to catch the 41, 44 or 45 bus into the city from the bus stop by the old Railway Institute. This is a short journey and will drop you on Morledge opposite the bus station. On alighting from the bus, cross the road and enter Derby Bus Station. Take the 28 or 29 bus for Mackworth, and alight on Friar Gate, opposite Pickford’s House.

Car

From M1. Follow A52 west towards Derby City Centre. At the Pentagon Traffic Island carry straight on, following signs for Inner Ring Road, A52 Ashbourne. Continue along St Alkmunds Way, then Ford St. until you reach the traffic lights at the junction with Friar gate, where the A52 turns off to the right. Turn right, keeping in the furthest right hand lane. Continue along Friar Gate, past Pickfords House, situated on your right. At the traffic lights turn right, again keeping in right hand lane. Bear right again into Agard St, and continue in right hand lane until you come to the entrance to the museum car park on your right, at the rear of Pickfords House. The entrance is situated soon after you pass the premises of Derby Optical.
From A38. Follow the A38 until you reach the junction with the A52, Ashbourne Rd, on the western side of the city. At this roundabout take the exit for the City Centre, A52. Follow the A52 Ashbourne Rd towards the City Centre. At the traffic lights at the junction with the Uttoxeter Old Rd, continue straight on into Friar Gate. Follow the one way system round into Agard St, keeping in the right hand lane all the time, until you come to the the entrance to the museum car park on your right, at the rear of Pickfords House. The entrance is situated soon after you pass the premises of Derby Optical.
From A6. Follow A6 south, Duffield Rd, towards Derby City Centre. Continue along the A6, into King St, and follow this road, following signs to the Inner Ring Road North, until you turn left on to the inner ring road, St Alkmunds Way. Continue along St Alkmunds Way, then Ford St. until you reach the traffic lights at the junction with Friar gate, where the A52 turns off to the right. Turn right, keeping in the furthest right hand lane. Continue along Friar Gate, past Pickfords House, situated on your right. At the traffic lights turn right, again keeping in right hand lane. Bear right again into Agard St, and continue in right hand lane until you come to the the entrance to the museum car park on your right, at the rear of Pickfords House. The entrance is situated soon after you pass the premises of Derby Optical.

Admission

Opening times:
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
11:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
Open Bank Holidays 13:00-16:00

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Free

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Address: Museum of Georgian Life and Costume, 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA, UK.
Phone: +44 1332 255363

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