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Pickford's House

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA, England
+44 1332 715181
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Wednesday morning tour is brilliant!

Myself and my partner have just returned from the 10:30 Wednesday morning tour, it was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark B
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Always in my heart

This place has a very special place in my heart, mind and soul. My grandfather Tony Bickerton was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tryingtobeawriter
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA, England
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"air raid shelter"
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"vivienne westwood"
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"dressing up clothes"
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"several floors"
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"puppet show"
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"georgian period"
in 5 reviews
"georgian life"
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"free museum"
in 7 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"georgian times"
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"rooms set"
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"upper middle class"
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"shoe exhibition"
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"derby museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner have just returned from the 10:30 Wednesday morning tour, it was absolutely fantastic! The guid was so informative and really interesting, enjoyed asking loads of questions and seeing the bits that you would otherwise miss. Allow about 1.5 to 2 hours...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a very special place in my heart, mind and soul. My grandfather Tony Bickerton was a curator here for over a decade and he recently passed away at 81. I spent so many days here with him looking around and experiencing many...More

1  Thank Tryingtobeawriter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's FREE, so why wouldn't you have a look...A cool haven on a hot day, for about an hour. Period home showing changing decor and architecture from Georgian to Edwardian times, and beyond in terms of the air raid shelter. Funny how the more mundane...More

Thank Olivia R
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This is excellent - house has a lovely welcoming atmosphere - informal opportunity to look round the period rooms. The period toilets- there to use - the WW2 air raid shelter, downstairs kitchen are real treats to view. And it’s free - donations welcome. Two...More

1  Thank 1949etwall
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Good- Vivian Westwood exhibition was very interesting as is the lovely little house Bad- wish there was more of it as very interesting Ugly-,limited parking

1  Thank Ash C
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

On first visit to Derby sought out this property as seen on Trip advisor. Even though I had an idea where it was, it would have been impossible to find without asking for directions. Once inside, it was interesting and signage very informative. Liked the...More

2  Thank Ingrid S
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing little museum that's in between Derby museum and gallery and the derby gaol. An old three story building that has been restored to its Georgian origins. It features several rooms including a games room, master bedroom, drawing room and kitchens. There's...More

Thank Scott C
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

What an excellent exhibition! Happy to attend the launch yesterday of 'This is Normanton' - a brilliant celebration of local people brought together by Fifth Word Theatre and Derby Museums, and notable for having involved the local characters in designing a true celebration of the...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I did have a bit of trouble finding this house but it was worth it. The people who guide you around are so kind, informative, funny and friendly. I now know some stuff that I didn't before so that's always good! The gardens are nice...More

Thank Jane N
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We are particularly interested in museums which show what life was like in a previous era. This house has been restored with furniture and artefacts that illustrate what life was like for its early inhabitants.

1  Thank meiaruite
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SunbeamPinky
22 December 2017|
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Response from EmmaHallam | Property representative |
Hi Linby Pickford's House is free to enter. You can find out more about visiting, over on the Derby Museums website. Thanks and best wishes Emma Hallam Marketing and Social Media Coordinator Derby Museums
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Madeline H
15 January 2017|
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Response from MrsDerbyshire | Property representative |
Hello there Pickford's House is open Tuesady - Saturday from 10am until 5pm. There is a free car park at the rear of the building which accessed from Agard Street. Also there are free guided tours of the building on a... More
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ELJ232014
8 March 2015|
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Response from Kath T | Property representative |
Hi ELJ232014 To address any potential confusion, please be assured Pickford’s House is open to the public - for our opening times, please visit the Derby Museums website for details. Thanks
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