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What's On

What's On

Chesterfield Museum has events throughout the year, from living history to valuation days, crafts to behind the scenes tours and everything in between.

Here’s a taster of events taking place in 2020. We start with the legendary Bess of Hardwick in February half term followed by an Explore Science day delivered by Kakou CIC in March and a Mother’s Day card making workshop. Later in the year we’ll be meeting ‘Father of the Railways’ George Stephenson, learning more about his life and his connection with Chesterfield.

Celebrate VE day with us on Friday 8 May as we hear what life was really like as a World War Two soldier and come along to our Dig for Victory event in May to learn about rationing and food growing during the Home Front. Our Medieval Fun Day on Tuesday 28 July 2020 sees a medieval executioner visiting the Museum to tell all on medieval crime and punishment including hanging, mutilation and decapitation!

In August the Palace of Curiosities comes to town with all the atmosphere, wonderment and macabre family fun of a Victorian travelling sideshow. Discover spies and sabotage in September as our Special Operations Executive tells about life as a secret agent in the Second World War.           

In the run up to Christmas we’ll be looking at traditional games, some that you’ll know like hopscotch and Lego, some that you maybe won’t such as Fox and Geese and Nine Men’s Morris.

We have behind the scenes tours and off site store where you can discover how we care and conserve the objects in our collections, as well as how we label items and how we know exactly where they are when we need them.

We hold regular craft sessions throughout the school holidays which this year include Wizard Sticks, Zog Sock Buddies, Embroidered Beetles and Doodlebots. There really is something for everyone!

Entry to the museum is free although your donations will help us to continue offering great events like these every year.

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Last updated on 23 March 2020