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Unfortunately we have had to cancel our annual Medieval Fun Day due to the current situation but you can still learn lots about the medieval period and have fun creating a variety of medieval crafts.

Take a walk down memory lane as we capture the best bits of Chesterfield’s past Medieval Fun Days.

Charlotte, one of our museums assistants gives you an insight into Medieval Chesterfield

Hear gruesome tales of crime and punishment in Medieval Chesterfield from our Medieval Executioner.

Listen to Maria Barnes, one of the Museum’s Collection Officers talking about a range of Medieval objects at Chesterfield Museum including the fascinating builders wheel.

See images of Thomas Stanley Retinue, the re-enactors that set up camp in the Crooked Spire Churchyard and depict life in the Medieval period.

Have a go at some of these amazing Medieval themed activities and please share your amazing results with us on Facebook as we would love to see your creations.

Check out our materials list and make sure you have what you need to make these fantastic medieval crafts.

Salt Dough Castle

Design and make your very own Salt Dough Castle complete with moat, drawbridge and towers,


Drink like a Medieval king or queen from these fabulous golden goblets

Jester's Hat

Have fun being silly and entertain your family and friends in this handmade jester's hat.


Learn how catapults work and create your own from craft sticks to do battle with your friends,

Last updated on 06 April 2021