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Chesterfield in Lockdown Museum Exhibition

Chesterfield in Lockdown Museum Exhibition

Chesterfield Museum has been working with local people and organisations all over Chesterfield to put together an exhibition that conveys different experiences of ‘lockdown’ throughout the borough.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the first instance of widescale isolation being used as a measure to prevent the spread of disease in over 200 years and had a profound impact on the population.

When the first Lockdown happened in 2020, Chesterfield Museum wanted to commemorate this difficult time by presenting a community exhibition of works created by local people (art, textile, poetry, prose, film, and photography) inspired by ‘Lockdown’. Councillor Kate Sarvent provides further insight on this project in this 43 minute video:


Although this project had faced a number of postponements, the team kept collecting and planning in hopes of opening the exhibition at some point in the near future.

We also launched an additional project to create Chesterfield’s Big Lockdown Textile in 2021 which is comprised of fabric tiles designed and created by town residents.

Although Chesterfield Museum is presently closed for an exciting renovation and redevelopment project, we are pleased to announce that the ‘Chesterfield in Lockdown’ exhibition is scheduled to be displayed in the Main Hall of the Assembly Rooms (Chesterfield Market Hall) from Monday 6 March 2023 to Wednesday 26 April 2023 from 11am – 3pm.

If you would like any further information about this exhibition and would like to get in touch then please contact Rachel Fannen, Museum Collections Officer, rachel.fannen@chesterfield.gov.uk / museum.collections@chesterfield.gov.uk.

Last updated on 02 February 2023