Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
The Museum tells the Story of Chesterfield, from its beginnings as a Roman fort on Ryknield Street to the building of the 'Crooked Spire' Church and its growth as a market town. The story goes on to the Industrial Revolution tracing the development of coal mining and other local industries and charts the effect of the arrival of the railways on the area. Chesterfield's most famous Victorian resident, George Stephenson, the 'Father of the Railways' is also featured. The displays continue the story of the town to the present day.
The Art Gallery often features the work of Joseph Syddall from Old Whittington, once described as 'the best draughtsman in England'. Syddall was asked to illustrate Thomas Hardy's novel 'Tess of the D'Urbevilles' when it appeared in the Graphic Magazine.
The Museum has a changing programme of exhibitions and events.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Fri 29 Mar 2013 - Mon 31 Mar 2014||Mon 10:00 to 16:00 | Thu - Sat 10:00 to 16:00|
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VenueChesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7TD
Map reference: SK 385712 Lat: 53.23660 Long: -1.42372
Museum is in Chesterfield town centre. It has no car park so directions below are to nearest car park.
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in left lane and take first left (Beetwell Street). Multi-storey car park on right.
For surface car parks, at 2nd roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right hand lane and at traffic lights turn right (Spa Lane). Take first left and left again into St Mary’s Gate Car Park.
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (Lordsmill Street), then follow route from North/South.
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : Chesterfield station
Coach parties accepted by prior arrangement.
Events at this venue
|Sat 4 May 2013 - Sat 3 Aug 2013||Watch This Space|
|Sat 25 May 2013 - Sat 27 Jul 2013||Exhibition - Chop Suey|
|Tue 30 Jul 2013||Meet a Medieval Miller|
|Sat 10 Aug 2013 - Tue 31 Dec 2013||Hidden Gems Part III|
|Thu 31 Oct 2013||Stone Age Life|
Self-assessed accessibility details
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is solid
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Is flat (i.e. without steps)
- Steps to the main entrance
- 5Number of steps to entrance
- Handrail by steps
- Ramp to entrance
- Handrail by ramp
- Entrance is well lit
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
- From the entrance to reception / ticket area
- To a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
- To the gift shop
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Baby changing facilities
- Visitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
- Seating available for visitors with limited mobility
- Clear signage
- Effective lighting for visually impaired visitors
- Wheelchairs provided
- Routes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
- Displays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
- Audible alarm system