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Pickford's House

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Address: 41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA, England
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+44 1332 715181
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Look back at Derby's history

Visisted here with family. Great museum, a lot of information about Derby's history. Very friendly and informative staff which were happy to help and give you background... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visisted here with family. Great museum, a lot of information about Derby's history. Very friendly and informative staff which were happy to help and give you background information. Would recommend to anyone interested in history and the past.

Thank harrisonemily66
Famagusta, Cyprus
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87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Free parking is at the rear, but the signage is none existent until you are actually there. Find Agard Street, DE1 1DZ, which is a one way Street, stay in the right Lane, the 3rd white arrow painted on the road points straight into the car park. This is a free attraction and run on donations. It is a beautifully... More 

2 Thank Tickettyboo
Derby, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visiting here has always been a treat. A step back into Derby's past. We've usually gone for special events. Christmas is a personal favourite. Costumed guides engage well with their small visitors and the kitchen cooks traditional foods of the period. well worth a visit

1 Thank CanAlto
Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Spent the morning in this lovely, free museum. Helpful staff, who were more than happy to answer questions. Really well laid out to show how the family would have lived in the house. Great children's room and display of model theatres - our children loved putting on their own puppet show. The museum is at risk of closure due to... More 

Thank aliholth
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Had a fabulous morning here a few days ago. When me and my friend arrived we were greeted by a lovely lady, whose name unfortunately I can't remember. She gave a detailed overview of the background of the house and its owner which was really interesting and pointed out what not to miss in the house. Following this we looked... More 

1 Thank Jennifer L
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

In between the basement kitchen, with its strange equipment, and the maid's simple room right at the top of the house, are several floors with rooms set out as they would have been in the past, along with examples of costume worn at different times in the history of the house. A fascinating place for adults and slightly older children... More 

Thank suemartin1232016
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Whilst obviously not that large, this is an interesting place. Exhibits are well explained without going "over the top".

Thank DRC52
Derby, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We always enjoy our visits here. Its so peaceful. There are many lovingly decorated rooms to explore. You have to linger a while, (children permitting on this occasion!) to take in all the details and beautiful furnishings. Plus there is also a small but perfectly formed playroom, a pretty walled garden, two period toilets for public use, a charming gift... More 

2 Thank hoonaloon
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I took our 2 year old and we both loved it. There is some interesting bits to see plus some fun stuff for kids to play with. Plus the little garden is a real little haven. Well worth a visit also look out for activity days it great!

Thank Daniel L
MrsDerbyshire, Front Office Manager at Pickford's House, responded to this review

Thanks Daniel for your lovely review. The house has really come alive now that the glass screens have been removed. Being able to stand in the rooms, has greatly improved the experience for our visitors. Lots of children's activities take place in the gardens during the warmer months, but this half term we have a Stamp, Print and Press workshop... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

That's a really cute little place, really worth a look .... Interesting and maybe something you should know about when you live in Derby

Thank Steffi3108
MrsDerbyshire, Front Office Manager at Pickford's House, responded to this review

It's amazing how many people say they have lived in Derby all their lives and still haven't visited! Your lovely comment will help to spread the word. More 

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