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Adopt one of an eclectic range of objects - each with their own fascinating story

Whether it’s at Pickford’s House or the new Museum of Making, you can help Derby Museums to care for its unique collection by adopting one of our objects for a year – either for yourself, or for someone else as an unusual gift for any occasion.

At Pickford’s House, adopt one of our quirky objects, from the humble game pie dish, to the mahogany cheese cradle, and from the morning room piano, to the Edwardian toilet! Each adopter will receive an:

  • An old fashioned luggage tag with a name of your choice on your object.
  • The opportunity to visit your adopted object anytime Pickford’s House is open
  • A certificate celebrating your new adoption

To Adopt an Object in Pickford’s House, please visit our online shop.

Whilst at Museum of Making, choose from 39 best-loved objects from our collection, from the 1980s ‘No Fouling’ sign, to a Normanton manufactured brick, and from a Midland Railway train carriage key, to a model of the Supermarine S6. Each adopter will receive a digital image of the object, and a choice of name included alongside the object on our Adopt an Object website. All donations of £250 and over will be acknowledged with two invitations to Derby Museums’ VIP events

To Adopt an Object in the Museum of Making, please visit our Museum of Making Adopt an Object page.

By adopting an object, you will be supporting the funding of family activities in the museum, ensuring that Derby Museums continues to be an inspiring place for everyone.