Visiting the Revolution House
Revolution House offers visitors a friendly welcome and an introduction to the Revolution of 1688 which replaced James II with his daughter Mary and her Dutch husband William.
The information below will help you to plan your visit but, if you need to know any more please contact the staff who will be happy to help.
Revolution House is currently closed.
Entry is free although donations to cover costs and help us to continue opening Revolution House and offering exhibitions and events, are always welcome.
These will be advertised on our events page as and when they occur.
There is no parking available onsite but free on street parking is available on surrounding roads.
There are no toilets at Revolution House.
Food and drink
The Cock and Magpie Inn is next door to the house and serves food. Find places to eat and drink.
Food and drink cannot be consumed inside Revolution House but you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden.
Revolution House stocks a small range of postcards, souvenirs and pocket money toys for children of all ages as well as the hugely popular Revolution House Booklet detailing the history of the house and the 1688 Revolution.
Dogs are not allowed except guide dogs.
At Revolution House we want our exhibitions and events to be enjoyed by all and therefore try to ensure that we are as accessible as possible.
There is a drop-off point for guests outside the entrance and wheelchair access to the ground floor. Unfortunately due to the building’s Grade II* listing, the first floor is only accessed via a steep set of stairs and is therefore not suitable for everyone.
To help make the most of your visit to Revolution House, please read our accessibility guide.
Revolution House’s address is:
From Whittington Moor roundabout (on the A61 between Chesterfield and Sheffield) it is about half a mile to the Revolution House. Take the B6052 (signposted Eckington) to the top of Whittington Hill, past a group of shops on your right and turn left onto Church Street North and then sharp right. The Revolution House is in front of the Cock and Magpie Inn.
By bus and coach
Bus numbers 25, 50 and 50A from New Beetwell Street or Cavendish Street in Chesterfield town centre all run through Old Whittington.
Chesterfield is the nearest train station and is approximately 3 miles away.
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