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Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

Type:Museum

St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TD
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Tel01246 345727

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

About

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. Chesterfield’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.

Coach parties accepted by prior arrangement.

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS VistEngland VAQAS 2016

Facilities

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Opening Times

Season (18 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
SundayClosed
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Museum is in Chesterfield town centre. It has no car park so directions below are to nearest car park.From North/SouthLeave 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 EastFollow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.From WestFollow 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.Accessible by Public Transport: Chesterfield station is 0 miles away.

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Saturday, 19th May 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

Exhibition: Park LifeSince Victorian times, public parks have provided a welcome green space. They are places in which people are able to relax, play and explore and can bring communities together. This exhibition explores the stories of Chesterfield's parks.
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Saturday, 14th April 2018 - Saturday, 26th May 2018

Exhibition: Joseph SyddallAn exhibition of selected artworks from Chesterfield Museum's Joseph Syddall collection.
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Monday, 28th May 2018 - Monday, 28th May 2018

Thursday, 31st May 2018 - Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Mega Lego Play WeekBy popular demand our Lego Play day has been extended to a week long event. Come along, ignite your imagination and get building with LEGO for all ages. Build your own creation and have a digital photograph taken which we can email to you. No need to book - just drop-in.
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