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Find out more about Chesterfield’s past

Chesterfield Museum

Residents and visitors can find out more about the borough’s past in a special event organised by Chesterfield Borough Council this September.

The Chesterfield local history day event takes place at Chesterfield Museum and the Pomegranate Theatre on Saturday 24 September from 10am to 4pm.

There are guided tours of Chesterfield Museum taking place at 10am and 1pm.

The museum also hosts displays from a variety of local organisations which delve into Chesterfield’s history, including:

  • Chesterfield Canal Trust
  • Chesterfield and District Local History Society
  • Chesterfield and District Family History Society
  • North East Derbyshire Industrial and Archaeological Society
  • Chesterfield Library Local Studies
  • Staveley Local History Society
  • Chesterfield Photographic Society
  • St Helen’s Local History Society.

The bar area of the Pomegranate Theatre is open from 10am where Chesterfield Theatre Friends display their archive of past productions.

A backstage tour of the theatre takes place at 11am.

A screening of the 1948 film version of Hamlet directed by and starring Sir Lawrence Olivier takes place at 2pm.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: “Local history is a popular subject for many local people.

“This event at Chesterfield Museum and the Pomegranate Theatre offers local people the chance to go behind the scenes at two of our most popular attractions as well as the opportunity to find out more about the borough’s history.”

First published on 19 September 2016 Last updated on 07 July 2017