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.
Please make a donation if you can
- Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
- Disabled access - Scroll down the page for our full Accessibility Guide
- Disabled toilets
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Parking with charge - Nearest parking at St Mary's Gate Car Park
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Welcome Host
|Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Tuesday - Wednesday||Closed|
|Thursday - Saturday||10:00||- 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 Traveller Rating:
- Very Good40
- skye0666Trip Type:Solo travelGreat place to visit live and work and moreThursday, 22nd July 2021I been told this place is great place to visit and from the pictures I saw it does look amazing with lot of history to see and explore the town of chesterfield over … don’t take my word for it come... Read full review
- alicesO4782VZInteresting exhibits and entry is freeTuesday, 10th August 2021This is an interesting loca-history museum. The staff are friendly and very knowledgable,adding value to the visit. Read full review
- Nicolajane1112Derbyshire, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyFantastic way to spend an hour.Sunday, 22nd August 2021I visited today with my 3 children and we had a lovely hour or so looking around and reading about all of our towns history. We only live around 10 minutes away, so just decided to pop in. The museum... 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.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest train station Chesterfield, 5 minute walk away
Any bus to Chesterfield town centre
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.