Guided Tour of Pickford’s House

In its heyday it was one of the most exclusive addresses in the whole of Derby and Pickford’s House still retains all the air of a grand Georgian townhouse. But what was it like to live there and what went on within its walls? Mrs Knightley, who was tenant of the house in 1815, takes us on a tour to explain all…

Inside the house you will discover a ground floor dining room, drawing room and morning room as they might have been kept at the time. A Georgian bedroom and dressing room have been recreated on the first floor, while on the top floor there is a servant’s bedroom – a contrast to the finery on display downstairs.

This fascinating house also has a kitchen, laundry and scullery as it may have been in 1830. There’s also a garden to explore and a basement air raid shelter, recreated in a 1940s style – not to mention a fully-working Edwardian bathroom which is one of the museum’s toilet facility for visitors, the other being in the style of the 1930s…

Please note: Due to limited space this tour needs to be booked in advance. I have therefore booked 16 spaces. If all the slots have gone, please join the waiting list.

The tour is FREE - £0 !   The tour lasts approx. 1 hour.

If you find, at any point, that you unable to attend, would you please update your RSVP as soon as you know. If we don't use all the spaces that we have booked, other people will miss out on the chance to go. 

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  • Karl

    A great day out with tours of both Pickford’s House and the excellent Derventio Brewery plus lots of free beer.

    October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely building. Excellent guide, fab company

    October 26, 2013

  • shelley

    Thank you very much steve for organising. Really enjoyed it.

    October 26, 2013

  • Anne h.

    Very informative

    October 26, 2013

  • Steve

    There is a car park behind the building. You can access it from Agard street. Look for the museum sign :-)

    October 26, 2013

  • Karen D.

    I am still coming but time is tight for me this day as I'm running my birthday ceilidh in Loughborough same day. I'm asking about parking please. Where do I park or is a kind soul willing to rendezvous with me as I don't know my way around Derby. I live in East Leake and will be driving in on the A50/A6. Thanks

    October 24, 2013

    • Steve

      There are various car parks in the city http://www.derby.gov....­ and there is also street parking (with meters) in that area. How close you can get to Pickford's House will depend on where you can find a space :-)

      October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't attend:(

    October 23, 2013

    • Steve

      I have updated your RSVP for you!

      October 23, 2013

  • Steve

    Marta. You have now moved on to the "attending" list. Are you able to get to this event? I only ask because you have left a comment on another of my events saying that you cannot get to Derby.

    October 23, 2013

  • Steve

    If you are signed up to this event and you are still planning to come, you don't need to respond to this comment but if you do find that you are now no longer able to attend, could you please update your RSVP, as there are a few people on the waiting list. Thanks :-)

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would have liked to have gone, but will be busy taking brothers Wedding cake to venue.... typical!

    October 11, 2013

    • Steve

      Who's making the cake? Be careful you don't take an empty box :-)

      October 11, 2013

  • PHILIP

    Thanks for getting me booked in Steve.

    1 · October 8, 2013

  • Steve

    I have booked an extra 4 places on this tour, to cover the people that were on the waiting list. If you have signed up, please make sure that you do come on the day, as our booking will prevent other people from attending.

    1 · October 8, 2013

  • Karen D.

    This day coincides with my birthday bash "Karen's Keilidh" in Loughborough. I have RSVP's yes but time might be tight for me. What time do you consider the tour etc will finish please?

    September 25, 2013

    • Steve

      Hi Karen. The tour itself lasts approximately 1 hour but the museum is open all day.

      September 25, 2013

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