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Revolution House

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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 Revolution House will open for the summer season on Good Friday and is open on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays until 18 September 2022. 

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 seventeenth century furniture, a video on the Revolution of 1688 and a programme of special events throughout the summer. Details of the summer events can be found on our website and the Chesterfield Museum Facebook page.