Other Websites

Sign Up & Request

Chesterfield Museum

Type:Museum

St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TD
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01246 345727

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 120 reviews120 reviews
Chesterfield Museum and Crooked Spire Church

About

Chesterfield is now open and ready to welcome everyone back, but we're still providing things to do at home as well as exhibitons at the Museum. Find out more on the Museum website.

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 a trail around the Museum and make discoveries of their own.

The Museum has a changing programme of major temporary exhibitions with a few related hands on activities. We are beginning to reintroduce events to the Museum, including living history and behind the scenes tours. Scroll down the page for the latest events.

The Museum is accessible to all – scroll down the page to see our full Accessibility Guide. Please note, however, that the Art Gallery is currently closed to the public as we can't introduce fresh air into the room.

We aren't currently accepting group visits but this information will be updated when we can welcome groups back.

Guide Prices

Admission free
Please make a donation if you can

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access - Scroll down the page for our full Accessibility Guide
  • Disabled toilets

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Parking with charge - Nearest parking at St Mary's Gate Car Park

Property Facilities

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

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00

* You can find out more about the Museum, our collection and the history of Chesterfield via our website www.chesterfield.gov.uk/museum

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      70
    • Very Good
      40
    • Average
      8
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      0

    Recent Reviews:

      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      The 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 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), Move into right hand lane and at traffic lights turn right (Spa Lane). Take first left and left again into St Mary's Gate Car Park.

      Public Transport Directions

      Nearest train station Chesterfield, 5 minute walk away

      Any bus to Chesterfield town centre

      Follow us

      What's Nearby

      1. Premier Inn Chesterfield Town Centre

        Set right in the heart of Chesterfield, the former Chesterfield Coop Department Store has…

        0.17 miles away
      2. Acorns Guest House

        A spacious, homely detached guesthouse overlooking a beautiful mature garden. Private…

        0.43 miles away
      3. The Pottery Flat

        A quality self contained flat on the road into the Peak District. Comprising three…

        0.86 miles away
      4. Casa Hotel

        New service; Dining at home -Collection & Delivery Service. Please see our website
        Casa…

        0.99 miles away
      1. Fox’s Place

        Modern spacious well equipped property in Brampton. Near main route to town centre and…

        1.2 miles away
      2. Travelodge Chesterfield

        Our Chesterfield hotel is a short drive out of the centre of Chesterfield.
        All standard…

        1.64 miles away
      3. Ringwood Hall Hotel

        Ringwood Hall Hotel is an award winning splendid Georgian Manor House, AA 3 Star…

        2.3 miles away
      4. Church Villa B and B

        Church Villa is a 17th Century cottage with a large private garden. Guests enjoy well…

        3.14 miles away
      5. The Barn at Woodland View

        This beautiful detached barn conversion has been charmingly renovated, retaining and…

        3.33 miles away
      6. Old Rectory Guest House

        A grade 2 listed building, once the home of the rector of Staveley, Sir William Gisborn.…

        3.73 miles away
      7. Cowclose Barn

        Two holiday cottages in a converted barn offer modern facilities but retain original…

        3.96 miles away
      8. Chestnut and Willow Cottages

        Pretty adjoining bungalow cottages, with latticed French windows to enclosed patio…

        4.02 miles away
      9. Peak Edge Hotel

        Peak Edge Hotel is a family owned 4 star modern boutique hotel nestled on the edge of The…

        4.13 miles away
      10. Cruck Barn Cottage

        Located above the pretty village of Barlow, five miles west of Chesterfield, "Cruck Barn…

        4.4 miles away
      11. Wildflower Cottages

        Two cosy, well-equipped stone cottages with spectacular views on private lane in peaceful…

        4.54 miles away
      12. Hills Farm Cottage

        Hills Farm Cottage is set in 38 acres of the owner's farmland which is used for keeping…

        4.89 miles away
      Previous Next

      Related

      Holy Trinity Church, ChesterfieldHoly Trinity Church, ChesterfieldGeorge Stephenson, 'Father of the Railways' is buried in a vault within the Church. There are four memorials to him, one of which is the fine East window. Church open by appointment only.

      Follow Us...