image for Exhibition item typeSGFA Exhibition Drawing Connections at Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

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Exhibition, Sat 21 Jan - Sat 1 Apr 2017, free entry


Sketching day in Chesterfield

Sketching day in Chesterfield


Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

01246 345727


St Mary's Gate,
S41 7TD

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 Jan - Sat 1 Apr SGFA Exhibition Drawing Connections
Sat 25 Mar - Sat 3 Jun The Romans!
Fri 31 Mar - Sat 1 Apr Creative Crafts for Children
Sat 1 Apr Storytelling for Children
Sat 8 Apr - Sat 3 Jun Chesterfield Photographic Society
Thu 20 Apr Archaeology Dig


An exhibition featuring work by members of the National Society of Graphic Fine Art.

Founded in 1919, the Society promotes fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media. The main criterion of membership, regardless of media discipline, is drawing excellence. Today there are more than 130 elected members across the UK. Further detailed information about the society’s history, members and events can be seen on its web site:

It is perhaps not widely known that Chesterfield Museum houses a collection of drawings by Joseph Syddall RA who, in his day, was regarded as one of the finest draughtsmen in England. He is particularly known for his illustrations of the first publication in ‘Graphic’ magazine of Hardy’s ‘Tess of the Durbeyvilles’ and it was this connection with drawing and graphic art that led to the invitation for the SGFA to exhibit.

About a dozen artists from all over Britain have visited Chesterfield to see Syddall’s originals and to fill their own sketchbooks, connecting with aspects of his work but then developing individual, unique responses. These newly created works will be displayed alongside those of Syddall in the Museum’s Art Gallery

The Museum is open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am - 4pm

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Coach parties accepted by prior arrangement.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 Jan - Sat 1 Apr 2017 10:00 to 16:00
The Museum is open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday


Free entry

Donations gratefully accepted



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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


  • 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

Coach parties accepted by prior arrangement.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • 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)


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


  • 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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