Pickford's House | Day Out With The Kids

Pickford's House

Derby, Derbyshire, England

  • Toy theatre gallery at Pickford's House in Derby
  • Garden at Pickford's House in Derby
  • Woman organizing dining table at Pickford's House in Derby

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Pickford's House's website
01332 641901

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

Sunday: Closed.

Bank Holiday: Closed. 


Free entry. 

More Information

Pets allowed

Only guide dogs allowed.

Guest suitability

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

Parking facilities

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

Eating information

Small cafe on site offering tea, coffee and biscuits