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Visiting Us

Visiting Us

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.

Opening Hours

Summer Season
6 April to 29 September 2019
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
11am – 4pm

14 to 24 December and 27 to 31 December 2019
Daily, 11am – 4pm
The House is decorated for a traditional Christmas with greenery and flower displays.

Entry is free although donations to cover costs and help us to continue opening Revolution House and offering exhibitions and events, are always welcome.

We have a programme of events on Sundays in summer. Check out our Events pages to find out more.

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. For more places to eat click here.
Please note: Food and drink cannot be consumed in 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.

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 Accesibility Guide (pdf 1.55 MB)

Getting Here

Revolution House’s address is:
High Street
Old Whittington
S41 9JZ

By Car
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.

By Train
Chesterfield is the nearest train station and is approximately 3 miles away.


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Last updated on 22 July 2019