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Exhibition: Park Life

Type:Exhibition

Chesterfield Museum
St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TD
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Exhibition: Park Life

About

Since 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.

There’s lots for children to do and explore at the exhibition.

Bring your teddy along for a picnic – we have a picnic basket with a tea-set and rug, as well as two museum teddies. Set up your picnic on our ‘grass’. Why not go to the Big Chesterfield Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Sunday 15 July 2018. Click here to find out which parks are taking part.

Tell us what’s great about your local park. Fill in one of our flower post-it notes and put it up on our board.

What would you put in your dream park? We’ve got lots of ideas for you to choose from that you can stick onto your design but if you want something else, why not draw it on your sheet?

Try out our nature table. We have leaves, flowers and feathers which can all be found in your local park. Examine them close up with our magnifiers.

Can you complete the Tree Challenge? We have a tree which has lost its leaves and we need your help to put the right leaf on the right branch.

Make an origami boat. We provide the paper and the design but don’t forget to name your boat when you’ve made it!

Design your own flower bed. What flowers would you include – bright and colourful, a single colour, wildflowers, imaginary flowers, the choice is yours.

Follow the Sound Trail around the museum. Find the trail buttons and press them to hear a sound that you might find in your local park. There are seven to find but we’ve given you ten choices. Circle the right ones and get a sticker!

Don’t leave before you’ve had a go at the flower quiz on our touchscreen

With so much to do, you need to plan some time to visit the Museum!

Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Season (19 May 2018 - 15 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Museum is in Chesterfield town centre. It has no car park so the 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 (Matalan) 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.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train staion Chesterfield, 5 minutes walk away

Any bus to Chesterfield town centre

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