Hardwick Hall Long Gallery with Bess's 'Throne'

Preserving the Past

Storage of objects at Chesterfield Museum

10.30am Chesterfield Museum


Take a look behind the scenes at Chesterfield Museum to discover some of the items that make up our collection and discover what steps we take to preserve them - how we store them, how we package them, the environmental conditions we need to maintain and the pests we need to look out for. We'll explain modern ideas about conservation that preserve the past for future generations.


Visit Chesterfield Museum website Tel: 01246 345727


Lunch Suggestions

  • Call at Chesterfield en route to Hardwick and let your passengers have lunch in one of our many cafes (call the Visitor Information Centre to arrange a meet and greet at Chesterfield Coach Station where we will give your group Mini Guides with a map and a list of places to eat in the town centre).
  • Lunch in the Great Barn Restaurant at Hardwick

Recreation of Duchess Evelyn Devonshire's robes

1pm Hardwick Hall

A stunning mansion built by Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury, known locally as Bess of Hardwick. At first sight you understand the rhyme ‘Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall’ - the Hall is a testament to the Elizabethan fascination with symmetry and glass.

Free coach parking

Groups of 15 - 5% discount

Special interest and private tours available


Visit Hardwick Hall website Tel: 01246 850431

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