Pickford's House | Day Out With The Kids

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Pickford's House

  • Derby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Stately Homes and Gardens

Attraction Information

Pickford’s House is a window to the past for kids, full of historic objects and interactive activities, all in the heart of Derby.

As part of Derby Museums, this site is an authentic Georgian house originally owned by the Enlightenment era architect, John Pickford. It has been brought back to life with rooms designed as they would have looked in the Georgian era, fascinating, changing exhibitions and a stunning, hidden garden. The team really want to offer unique opportunities for children to learn and offer a number of schools sessions, fitting with the current curriculum.

While visitors can get a deep look into the cultural history of the area, kids will love dressing up in costumes from the era and then running wild in the Georgian Garden. Perhaps most exciting though is the chance for kids to play and perform in the free-standing puppet theatre: a rare gem. 

  • An authentic Georgian House with era-specific exhibits
  • Don’t miss the Toy Theatre
  • Dress up in Georgian costumes
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Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00.

Sunday: Closed.

Bank Holiday: Closed. 


Free entry. 

Travel & Contact Information


Pickford's House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1DA, England

Phone number

01332 641901



Click here to visit Pickford's House's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

FREE parking to Pickford’s House visitors. Turn right at the ‘Pickford’s House’ sign off Agard Street.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Pickford's House has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Small cafe on site offering tea, coffee and biscuits 

Pickford's House has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Access to the upper floors in Pickford's House is only by stairs, there is no lift.

No, Pickford's House have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Only guide dogs allowed.

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