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Welcome to the Revolution House
This pretty thatched cottage in the village of Old Whittington hides a secret – it was part of a plot to overthrow a king.
The House is currently closed to the public until further notice. An announcement will be made on this page and on the Chesterfield Museum Facebook page when the House is due to reopen.
In 1688, three local noblemen – the Earl of Devonshire, the Earl of Danby and Mr John D'Arcy – met at Whittington disguised as a hunting party, to begin planning their part in the overthrow of James II. A rainstorm sent them seeking shelter at the Cock and Pynot alehouse.
Now known as Revolution House, it is a free public museum.
There is a display of 17th century furniture, a video on the Revolution of 1688 and a programme of special events through the summer.