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Exhibition: Put That Light Out - Postponed

Type:Exhibition

Chesterfield Museum
St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TD
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Chesterfield Fire Service during World War 2

About

The title of this exhibition ‘Put That Light Out’ is taken from a line that often appeared in TV’s Dad’s Army and was said by Bill Pertwee in his role as the ARP Warden. It was the job of The Air Raid Precautions Warden to make sure that the blackout was kept, and the exhibition will feature an ARP Post.

We will explore life in Chesterfield during World War II, including rationing, holidays at home, the Women’s Voluntary Service and the Home Guard.

In May, the first floor gallery will join in with an exhibition on Houses and Homes looking at social housing and the 1940s house in particular.

Hands on activities include creating a gas mask box, spotting the eavesdropper in ‘Careless Talk Costs Lives’ posters and having a go at knitting.

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

Season (4 Apr 2020 - 3 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
SundayClosed
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the Museum is currently closed until further notice

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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