Pickford’s House is an elegant Grade I listed Georgian townhouse in Derby City Centre. Built in 1770 by the local architect Joseph Pickford as his family home and work premises, the house remained in the Pickford family for many years until ownership was taken over by such characters as politicians and surgeons. It was purchased in 1982 by Derby City Council and established as a museum in 1988. The displays in the museum include room settings of the Georgian period and a formal garden of the period lovingly recreated outside. The upper floors feature displays of toys and toy theatres and several rooms showing some of the Museum’s excellent collection of historic costumes and textiles.
Ranking Derby as one of the country’s top paranormal hotspots. Staff that work here have experienced many unexplained things.. doors that open and close on there own, footsteps in empty corridors and ghost sighting include a small boy peering out the windows and a former gardener and servant still carrying out their duties! The haunted Heritage team have caught amazing EVPs of disembodied voices, and servant bells ring that have been disconnected?
This venue is a gem!, many rooms to investigate – this will not disappoint. Come and join the Haunted Heritage team