We’ve got some great exhibitions in store for you this year at Chesterfield Museums.
We start with Extraordinary Women, celebrating the lives of local women who have made a significant contribution to their communities and the country overall, before moving on to our main exhibition of the year 'Put That Light Out!'
The title of this exhibition is a line that often appeared in Dad's Army and which was said by Bill Pertwee in his role as the ARP Warden. It was the warden's job to ensure that the blackout was kept and the exhibition will feature and ARP post. We will explore the home front in Chesterfield during World War II, inlcuding rationing, holidays at home, the Women's Voluntary Service and the Home Guard.
In May, the First Floor Gallery will join the Home Front focus with Houses and Homes which looks at social housing and the 1940s house in particular.
In October we showcase the Victorians in our main hands on exhibition for 2020. We'll look at Victorian life, inlcuding Chesterfield's most famous Victorian resident George Stephenson, and we'll feature a Victorian Christmas in December. Find out how many of our Christmas customs began in the 1800s.
There’s lots coming up and lots to look forward to at Chesterfield Museum so why not call in and see us?