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Historic House, next open Sat 4 Apr - Sun 27 Sep 2015, free entry


Revolution House, Whittington, Chesterfield

Revolution House, Whittington, Chesterfield

Inside Revolution House

Inside Revolution House

Revolution House

Revolution House


High Street,
Old Whittington,
S41 9JZ

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 14 Apr - Sun 27 Sep The Victorians
Sun 19 Apr Tudor Life
Sun 24 May A Victorian Sideshow
Sat 27 Jun Give Nature a Home
Sun 19 Jul 'Craft Evolution' Basketmaking
Sun 13 Sep Dressed to Kill


Revolution House is 3 miles north of Chesterfield, taking its name from the Revolution of 1688. Three hundred years ago this cottage was an alehouse - the 'Cock and Pynot' (pynot is a dialect word for magpie) - and it was here that three local noblemen, the Earl of Devonshire (from nearby Chatsworth), the Earl of Danby and Mr John D'Arcy, met to begin planning their part in events which led to the overthrow of King James II in favour of William and Mary of Orange.

The ground floor of the cottage has a display of 17th Century furniture, and there is a video which tells the story of the Revolution.

The House has a programme of events – scroll down the page for details.

Wheelchair access to the ground floor only.

For further details see

Disabled accessGift shopWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Small groups accepted by prior arrangement. Disabled access to ground floor only.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 4 Apr - Sun 27 Sep 2015 Sat - Sun 11:00 to 16:00


Free entry



See location of Revolution House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 384749  Lat: 53.27023 Long: -1.42462

From North/South
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select right hand lane and take 4th exit (A61). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61). At next roundabout (Little Chef) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (B6025, signposted Eckington). Continue up hill for approx ½ mile and turn left onto Church Street North. Then turn right into High Street. Revolution House on left.

From East
Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 from Bakewell to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and at traffic lights go straight on. At roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to A61 (signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61), then follow route from North/South.

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Chesterfield station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Small groups accepted by prior arrangement. Disabled access to ground floor only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • The House is a 17th Century cottage and is a listed building. Access to the upper floor is via a steep set of stairs.


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
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