Also known as Pickford’s House, the Pickford House Museum was established in 1988 in an attempt to display the lifestyle of the Georgian professional. Georgian it is, as the architecture dates back to 1770 and is the work of a Joseph Pickford. The house was constructed for the architect’s own personal use, and did not pass hands until 1844 when it was inherited by his cousin, William Pickford. It did not last long in the Pickford family since, and was sold on multiple times until it reached its current owners, Derby City Council, in 1982.
The museum has two floors, where the ground floor hosts a display of the furniture as imagined to have populated the space in the time of the Pickfords’. The rooms on this floor have an elaborate display of 18th and 19th c. frock. While upstairs there are several bedrooms where the servants would reside. The framework of the building shows the social status of the inhabitants, where it does not indicate that it was an aristocratic residence but very much a professional one.
Pickford House Museum is no. 41 Friar Gate, which is an extension of the A52 leading to Derby city centre from the west. Parking near Pickford House Museum is available behind the house itself, where you would have to approach it from the back. Look for signs that lead to the car park. From Derby station, the museum is a good 30 minutes walk away.
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Did you know the cellar at Pickford House Museum is a very much contrasted room that is decorated as a bomb shelter you would find in the 1940s?