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Family fun at Chesterfield’s museums

Visitors to Chesterfield’s museums can take part in fun-filled activities as part of two special events.

This Sunday, 21 August, sees an event take place at Revolution House in Old Whittington where youngsters can find out more about life during the First World War through drama, roleplay, authentic songs and historic artefacts.

The event, at the popular Chesterfield Borough Council run venue, will explore issues such as why the war started, what life was like in the trenches and the role of women during the war.

Revolution House is open each Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday from 11am to 4pm until Sunday 25 September. Admission is free.

On Thursday 25 August, the animals will be taking over Chesterfield Museum on St Mary’s Gate.

To tie-in with the current exhibition, Chesterfield Menagerie, the museum will host a variety of animals from White Post Farm including: rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, chickens, ducklings, a snake, cockroaches and snails.
Visitors will be able to handle the animals and find out more about them.

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

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy said: “The events we hold at our museums always prove popular.

“The First World War is such an important event in history and, at Revolution House this Sunday, children will learn not only about the War but how it affected the lives of everyone, whether fighting on the front line or living at home.

“Children of all ages enjoy animals and I’m sure the event at Chesterfield Museum on 25 August will prove extremely popular as visitors can handle the various animals and learn more about them.”

First published on 16 August 2016 Last updated on 07 July 2017