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Exhibition: Extraordinary Women - Cancelled

Type:Exhibition

Chesterfield Museum
St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TD
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Some of Chesterfield's extraordinary women

About

Chesterfield Museum is celebrating the lives of local women who have made a significant contribution to their communities and the country overall.

The exhibition features the lives of many inspirational women, including political campaigners such as Emma Miller and Barbara Castle, and the story of suffragette Winifred Jones.

Visitors can also learn about Florence Robinson, who ensured that Robinsons had some of the best working conditions and work social facilities in Derbyshire. The exhibition also explores the story of Violet Markham, hero of social welfare, educational reformer and political pioneer, who became the first female Mayor of Chesterfield.

Not to mention all those amazing women who were central to education and health, and those who made their mark in business and culture.

The exhibition also includes the story of the ladies’ football tournament – which took place during the First World War – possibly the first of its kind to be played anywhere in Britain.

Hands on Activities
Can you complete the Timeline challenge – place famous women from history, from Boadicca to Malala Yousafzai, on the correct dates in the timeline.
Can you write a Haiku – a short poem of just three lines but each line must have a set number of syllables. Or try an acrostic poem where you write a word vertically on the page and each line of the poem begins with the letter you’ve written.
Have a go at table football – how many goals can you score?
Sort out the suffragette jigsaw.
Try the amazing women quiz on our touchscreen.
Have a go at designing your own sash or badge – or both!
Follow our exhibition trail around the extraordinary women exhibition.

Guide Prices

Admission to the Museum is free, however donations are gratefully received

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access - There is a stair lift to the first floor gallery.
  • Disabled toilets

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

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

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Museum is in Chesterfield town centre. It has no car park so directions below are to nearest car park – St Mary’s Gate.

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 then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield, 5 minute walk away

Any bus to Chesterfield town centre

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