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Chesterfield Museum


St Mary's Gate
S41 7TD
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 117 reviews117 reviews
Chesterfield Museum and Crooked Spire Church

Guide Prices

Admission free
Please make a donation if you can


  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2019



  • Disabled access - Scroll down the page for our full Accessibility Guide
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Parking with charge - Nearest parking at St Mary's Gate Car Park

Property Facilities

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

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Season (2 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • rachelB6766WJ
    Trip Type:
    Fantastic staff
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 16th January 2020
    Me and my family recently went to this museum and there was a gentleman who worked there, who was fantastic. He gave us a lot of information about the things on display and about Chesterfield in... Read full review
  • Tim P
    Trip Type:
    Great local museum.
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th January 2020
    Run by the local council. Free entry. Stuff for the kids to do and educational as well. Interesting history for all ages. Read full review
  • burtandjoyce
    A little gem.
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 24th February 2020
    A very friendly and helpful welcome to this small museum of the social history of Chesterfield. What an important town it was in the past. The current exhibition about lives of some remarkable... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Museum is in Chesterfield town centre. It has no car park so directions below are to nearest car park.

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 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.

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 (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 minutes walk away

Any bus to Chesterfield town centre

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Saturday, 20th June 2020 - Saturday, 20th June 2020

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