Pickford’s House Costume Images (Oliver Taylor) 12Medium

The People of Pickford’s House – Make, Create and Explore

Pickford’s House

Make, create, and explore at Pickford’s House

Part of Derby Museums, Pickford’s House is a unique museum in the Georgian Home of Enlightenment architect Joseph Pickford and Philanthropist Mary Pickford.

On Saturday 7th October, we invite you to meet the people of Pickford’s House, explore the history of the house and the wonderful exhibitions it holds. Discover ‘The Tiny World of Toy Theatre’, the best of Derby Museums’ world-class toy theatre collection, which is one of the largest in the country. With interactive making activities and workshops suitable for the whole family – make, create and explore at Pickford’s House!

Activities include:

Georgian Portraits – 11am – 12.30pm and 1 – 3pm

We will explore the portraits throughout Pickford’s House. Who are these people and what can we tell about them?

You can then create your own self portrait and display it our family room gallery.

Drop in session. 

Suitable for families.

FREE – Give What You Think.

Tinsel portraits – 11am – 12.30pm and 1 – 3pm

Inspired by The Tiny World of Toy Theatres at Pickford’s House and the work of ‘The Last Tinseller’ Joseph Hope Williams, join us for an introduction to tinselling.

Tinselling or creating tinsel pictures, was a popular early-to-mid nineteenth-century hobby. Starting with ‘penny-plain’ or ‘tuppenny-coloured’ prints, the art of tinselling adds paints, fabrics and metallic foils to create vibrant, eye-catching images. Intricate yet accessible, add a touch of theatrical magic to your artwork using the art of tinselling.

Drop in session.

Suitable for children aged 7 and over.

FREE – Give What You Think.

Presented as part of The Georgian Derbyshire Festival.

Back for its second year, the Georgian Derbyshire Festival will take place between Saturday 16th September and Sunday 8th October. Starting in Buxton and then moving across to Cromford Mills, Belper and Derby, guests have the opportunity to experience, tours, talks and workshops on this years themes of ‘People’ and ‘Landscapes’ in some of Derbyshire most iconic venues.



Images (c) Kate Lowe Photography and Oliver Taylor Photography

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