Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery is situated in the heart of Chesterfield, detailing the story of the town from its roots as a Roman fort to the developments and changes throughout history. The museum is a must visit for history buffs and anyone who is interested in the market town and how it came to be what it is today.
The museum is accessible to all ages with a trail for children to follow and discover new facts about the history of Chesterfield on their own. The exhibits and events are continuously changing making the museum a great place to visit on a regular basis, every time you visit there is sure to be something new to discover and learn about Chesterfield.
Chesterfield Museum holds a diverse collection of historical artefacts and objects that relate to the towns past and present. The collection is continuously evolving as new pieces get added. Each collection piece has its own personal story so you can learn how people used the objects in their life and experiences in Chesterfield. Previous objects on display include the medieval builders’ wheel that was used over 600 years ago in the construction of the Crooked Spire Church, three miner’s safety lamps, a puzzle jug and a William Gordon pottery owl during the month of March to celebrate the start of breeding season for barn owls.
Each month the museum chooses an object to be featured, these are often pieces that relate to the month in question and are objects that haven’t been on display before.
The Art Gallery
One of the key attractions at Chesterfield Museum is the art gallery. The gallery hosts art from various local artists which change throughout the year. Previous displays include work by local artists such as Joseph Syddall. The art gallery holds a huge range of over 150 pastels, oils and sketches all created by Joseph Syddall. There’s lots of different exhibitions coming up in the Art Gallery, for more information on upcoming exhibitions you can visit the Chesterfield Borough Council website.
Entry and Facilities
Entry to the museum is free but donations are encouraged as they help to cover the costs of changing and evolving the exhibitions. Due to the location of the museum there is no parking onsite but there are lots of available spaces in Chesterfield town that are only a short walk away.
The Museum Shop
The museum also has a gift and souvenir shop where you can purchase local history books, delicious fudge, toffee, tea and honey to name just a few of the great souvenirs on offer. There are also plenty of items that children will love in their pocket money range, from cuddly toys to stocking fillers there is something for every child and all offered at a bargain price.
The Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery is situated in the centre of Chesterfield, there are lots of great attractions in Chesterfield to extend your visit including Hardwick Hall and Gardens, Queens Park and The Pomegranate Theatre. The Peak District is just on Chesterfield’s doorstep making it a great place to explore not only what Chesterfield has to over but the beautiful walks and serenity of the Peak District.
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