AboutThe 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. Cjesterfield’s most famous Victorian resident, George Stephenson, the ‘Father of the Railways’ is also featured.
Children can follow the trail around the Museum and make discoveries of their own, then add pictures to the Your Gallery display.
The Art Gallery often features the work of Joseph Syddall from Old Whittington, once described as 'the best draughtsman in England'. Syddall was asked to illustrate Thomas Hardy's novel 'Tess of the D'Urbevilles' when it appeared in the Graphic Magazine.
The Museum has a changing programme of exhibitions and events.
Coach parties accepted by prior arrangement.
- Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2016
- Visit England VistEngland VAQAS 2016
- Welcome Host
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Children welcome
- Parking with charge
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for visually impaired
- Wheelchairs available
* 10am - 4pm
Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good27
- RWB777Chesterfield, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelMany facts about George StephensonTuesday, 11th April 2017Close to railway station and displaying many facts about George Stephenson who in later life lived at Tapton and is buried in Chesterfield. Read full review
- dianaecaveChesterfield, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayKids day outSaturday, 8th April 2017Kids day out to check out the museum and also see the animals that were taken there from a farm specialising in teaching children how to keep animals as pets and what not to keep as pets. Very... Read full review
- Tony Penny FBridlington, United KingdomExcelleny history lessonMonday, 27th March 2017We happened on this delightful establishment when checking out the sights of Chesterfield. The displays were informative and interesting. All the staff were friendly and extremely knowledgeable... Read full review
Map & Directions
Museum is in Chesterfield town centre. It has no car park so directions below are to nearest car park.
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.
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) 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.
Accessible by Public Transport: Chesterfield station is 0 miles away.
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.