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Historical Event, from 2 Sep 2017, free entry


Storytelling at Chesterfield Museum

Storytelling at Chesterfield Museum


Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

01246 345727


St Mary's Gate,
S41 7TD

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 4 Nov - Sat 3 Feb Chesterfield on Tap
Sat 4 Nov - Sat 13 Jan Markham & Co.
Fri 24 - Sat 25 Nov Creative Crafts for Children
Sat 25 Nov Behind the Scenes Tour
Sat 2 Dec Storytelling for Children
Thu 21 Dec Traditional Games Day


Enjoy Story Telling at the Chesterfield Museum! This is held on the first Saturday of every month at 11am and 2pm.

Storytelling is suitable for children aged 4 to 7 years of age.

There are different ‘themes’ over the year – please see the following for more detailed information:

Saturday 1 April - Schooldays in the Past. When children wrote on slates and milk froze in bottles.

Saturday 6 May - Mrs Lather's Laundry. See how the weekly wash was done in days gone by.

Saturday 3 June - Seaside and Holidays. Hear what happened when Granny lost her bloomers!

Saturday 1 July - Going shopping with Grandma.

Saturday 5 August - Teddy bears Victorian picnic

Saturday 2 September - Kitchen tales

Saturday 7 October - Knickerbockers and pinafores, what we used to wear

Saturday 4 November - Hatshop history, try on hats from years gone by

Saturday 2 December - Grandma's Christmas

Come along and enjoy an old-fashioned storytelling session.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Coach parties accepted by prior arrangement.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Dec 2017 11:00 14:00


Free entry



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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 toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

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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