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Museum, next open Tue 1 Apr 2014 - Tue 31 Mar 2015, free entry

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Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

 
 

Address

St Mary's Gate,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S41 7TD

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 7 Jun - Sat 6 Sep Chesterfield Grammar School Exhibition
Sat 13 Sep - Sat 22 Nov Stage Presence Exhibition
Thu 30 Oct Magic Eye - Victorian Optical Illusions

Details

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 Museum also reflects the town’s important industrial heritage, tracing the development of coal mining and local industries. Cjesterfield’s most famous Victorian resident, George Stephenson, the ‘Father of the Railways’ is also featured.

Children can follow the trail around the Museum and make discoveries of their own, then add pictures to the Your Gallery display.

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.

For further details see www.chesterfieldmuseum.co.uk

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for visually impaired

Coach parties accepted by prior arrangement.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Tue 1 Apr 2014 - Tue 31 Mar 2015 Mon 10:00 to 16:00 | Thu - Sat 10:00 to 16:00
10am - 4pm
Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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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.

From North/South
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.

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

From West
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: 0 miles from Chesterfield station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Coach parties accepted by prior arrangement.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 5
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

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