Easter Fun at Derby Museums - Derby Days Out Blog
Date
22nd March 2019

This Easter at Derby Museums, we have activities to inspire the whole family. 

Lose yourself in photography, creativity and Industrial Britain with our Maurice Broomfield inspired ‘Family Fridays’, explore ‘Pickford’s Plot’ in our outdoor nature sessions or create your own fashion masterpiece on ‘Crafty Tuesdays’.

Whilst you’re here, why not visit our unique collection of Joseph Wright paintings, or our Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at Derby Museum and Art Gallery? Or drop in to Pickford’s House Museum for a taste of Georgian life?

Explore, create, discover something new. Whatever your interest, there’s something for everyone.


Pickford’s Easter Trail: Whose Shoes?

Saturday 13 - Saturday 27 April

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Pickford’s House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA

Drop in session, suitable for children 5-15 years old with their grown-ups £1 per trail sheet

The residents of Pickford’s House seem to have misplaced their shoes. Can you find them around the house and match them to their owners?


Family Handling Histories

Tuesday 16 April, 10.30-11am

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for families. FREE - Give What You Think

Handling History is our regular object-handling morning where you can get up close to some objects from our collection.

Drop in session


Crafty Tuesdays - Fabulous Hats

Tuesday 16 April, 10am-2pm

Crafty Tuesdays - Fashion Designer

Tuesday 23 April, 10am-2pm

Pickford’s House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA

Suitable for children aged 5+ with their grown-ups. FREE - Give What You Think

Crafty Tuesdays is our crafty holiday session at Pickford’s House. This Easter we’ll be taking inspiration from our fabulous 1920s and 1930s costume exhibition.

Drop in session


Pickford’s House Family Tour

Wednesday 17 and 24 April, 10.30-11.30am

Pickford’s House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA

Suitable for all. FREE - Give What You Think

Our friendly, costumed staff will guide you around Pickford’s House, home of Georgian architect Joseph Pickford, to uncover how the house has evolved through the ages and the many residents that called it their home.


Art Hub - Leonardo’s Drawing Tools

Wednesday 17 April, 10am-12noon and 1-3pm

Art Hub - Capturing Movement

Wednesday 24 April, 10am-12noon and 1-3pm

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for children aged 7+ with their grown-ups. FREE - Give What You Think

At Art Hub we explore different creative techniques and processes – there’s always something new to try in this artist-led session.

This time we’ll be looking at Leonardo da Vinci’s approaches to drawing.

Drop in session


Pickford’s Plot - Muddy Masterpieces

Thursday 18 April, 10am-2pm

Pickford’s Plot - Patterns and Textures

Thursday 25 April, 10am-2pm

Pickford’s House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA

Suitable for families. FREE - Give What You Think

Join us for this nature focussed session in Pickford’s garden during the holidays.

Drop in session


Family Friday - Camera Magic

Friday 19 April, 10-11.30am

Family Friday - Marvellous Making Machines

Friday 26 April, 10-11.30am

Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for children aged 5+ with their grown-ups. FREE - Give What You Think

In this session the whole family is welcome to play, make and have fun together. Each one is focused on a theme to help you and your family explore your creative sides.

This Easter we’re taking inspiration from our Maurice Broomfield photography exhibition.

Drop in session

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