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Museum recreates Victorian life

Visitors to Chesterfield Museum can find out about life in Victorian times in an interactive exhibition.

The Victorians runs at the Chesterfield Borough Council run attraction from Saturday 19 March until Saturday 7 May.

The exhibition covers different aspects of Victorian life from education, work to having fun.

On display will some of the Victorian objects from the museum collection including Chesterfield made water filters which were used to allow people to get clean drinking water.

There are lots of activities for visitors young and old to try.

Activities include dressing up in Victorian costume, writing on slates or using a

Victorian ink pen, playing with Victorian toys and making a small sampler.

Visitors can also sit on the museum’s Victorian toilet.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy said: “The Victorian period was one of great social change and visitors to the Victorians exhibition at Chesterfield Museum will be able to get a real sense of what life was like in Victorian times.

“It’s free to visit and offers activities for all ages – perfect for a visit over the Easter period.”

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

First published on 15 March 2016 Last updated on 12 May 2017