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Chesterfield Museum highly commended in industry awards

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Chesterfield Museum was highly commended in a recent awards ceremony for a series of recent special events.

The popular Chesterfield Borough Council–run attraction received the commendation in the inspiration category for the best special project for "What’s on at Chesterfield Museum" at the Derbyshire Heritage Awards.

This campaign has seen a series of special events, including using professional reenactors, talks from local organisations, as well as talents from the museum staff for storytelling, Meet George Stephenson and children's craft workshops.

There are several events coming up over the coming weeks, including:

  • children’s craft workshops on Saturdays 30 October and 27 November with hands-on craft activities for children aged three to five years
  • storytelling on Saturdays 7 November and 5 December with an opportunity to handle and talk about objects from the museum's collection
  • meet George Stephenson Saturday 21 November 10am to noon and 1pm to 4pm 

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: "I’m very proud that Chesterfield Museum has been highly commended in the Derbyshire Heritage Awards.

"The museum has lots of regular visitors and our staff have also been working hard to attract new ones with a series of interactive special events – we have a full programme of events coming up suitable for families."

Chesterfield Museum is open each Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.

The current exhibition on display is Made in Chesterfield, taking a look at the many items that are made in the borough today with displays from 27 different companies.


First published on 23 October 2015 Last updated on 31 October 2016