We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pickford's House

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA, England
+44 1332 715181
Review Highlights
Fascinating house and a great guide.

This is a very interesting period house which was brought to life for us by an extremely... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
England, United Kingdom
A great look back in history

Experience domestic life up close and learn about how the Pickford family and later occupants used... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Derby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 221 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA, England
+44 1332 715181
Write a Review
Reviews (221)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very interesting period house which was brought to life for us by an extremely knowledgeable volunteer guide. An amazing collection of authentic furniture,artefacts and paintings of the period and some features of later times such as the cellar room used as an...More

Thank Welshescapee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Experience domestic life up close and learn about how the Pickford family and later occupants used each fascinating room. From the lavish dining room to the humble servant’s bedroom, you’re bound to find something that piques your interest. A lovely way to while away an...More

3  Thank johnyjones2015
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I really enjoyed my visit here, the gentleman who spoke to us when we entered was really very hrlpful and knowledgeable. The Georgian style rooms were well presented with lots to observe and take in. The Westwood collection was very unusual but interesting. It's not...More

2  Thank Newmarskeman
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Only a five minute walk from The Museum and Art Gallery, it was worth making the effort. The house and gardens are very interesting and could easily spend an hour looking around. The added bonus was the Vivienne Westwood shoe exhibition. With some outrageous exhibits,...More

2  Thank 2010mustang
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The house was built by the localC18th architect Joseph Pickford gives an insight into upper middle class provincial tastes. The entrance hall with fine plasterwork is well worth seeing.The other rooms are nicely furnished even the later bathrooms are worth a peek .Well worth a...More

2  Thank sknock
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We Love Pickford House, Spendid Building Always well Kept, Friendly Staff Spendid Events and Displays

1  Thank Ruth J
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in to visit the above but stayed to view more of the house. Spoke to two of the staff, both were helpful and very knowledgable about the house. Will visit again with the family.

Thank Share4
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Friendly and helpful staff and well described rooms make this a small but interesting museum. Probably not worth a long journey but definitely worth the best part of an hour, more if interested in the special exhibition/activities.

Thank B5349UJbarrym
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We stopped off on the way to Crown Derby, there is parking immediately outside, via a meter. On entering we were met by a friendly member of staff, who explained the history of the building and what we would see in the rooms, including the...More

Thank Horshamdeano
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I found out about this house from a friend, I never knew it existed. It's a wonderful house over several floors and all with reproduction scene settings of what it would have been like in the house in the Georgian period. When we visited there...More

Thank Linbylynn
Nearby Restaurants
351 reviews
.29 km away
Bistrot Pierre
1,605 reviews
.16 km away
Terroir Bistro
142 reviews
.30 km away
510 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Derby Gaol
68 reviews
.12 km away
Derby Police Museum
9 reviews
.10 km away
Megazone Derby
44 reviews
.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Madeline H
15 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
8 March 2015|
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