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People of the Past

People of the Past

Discover the history of Chesterfield through the people who helped shape it. 

The Museum is currently closed for refurbishment work to take place on the Stephenson Memorial Hall, which is home to both the Museum and the Pomegranate Theatre.

As you can't currently visit us, you can find information about some of the famous people who were born, lived or worked in Chesterfield on these pages and also some key historic figures. 

You can also discover some of these people in our past exhibitions The Great and The Good and Extraordinary Women which looks at ordinary women of Chesterfield who did extraordinary things.

Last updated on 30 March 2023