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Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery

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wonderful little museum

Small but perfectly formed, not overburdened with unimportant details but tells this history of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Fantastic little gem

Visited chesterfield tons over last 20 odd years never knew this existed! Free entry and brilliant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“crooked spire”(16 reviews)
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St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield S40 1LP, England
+44 1246 345727
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 July 2012

A small but excellent museum and art gallery with lots of interesting history of the local area. The staff were both knowledgable and friendly - Well work a visit !

4  Thank BradfordLadBradford
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 September 2013

The museum is free. It shows lots of interesting things that have happened in Chesterfield. There are some exhibits that are worth a careful look. There was also a nice video (about 10 minutes) of a local photographer who gave a little potted history of...More

2  Thank Eddie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but perfectly formed, not overburdened with unimportant details but tells this history of the town, very helpful guide as well (the gentleman with the beard), wonderful, but sorry the last cage disaster at Markham pit was not mentioned, would have been a fitting tribute...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited chesterfield tons over last 20 odd years never knew this existed! Free entry and brilliant little insights into life previous in Chesterfield. Learnt lots of stuff I didn’t know about the town. Very interactive for younger children too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Chesterfield for the first time and decided to go to the museum. We were greeted by a member of staff who was informed and full of enthusiasm. She answered questions and provided us with an excellent introduction to the museum and the...More

1  Thank TimSquirrel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff away happy to help and to talk about the museum. Great for half term and weekends there is something for everyone

Thank jeanettekcarpenter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been in Chesterfield for 18 years and never visited before but decided to pop in during school holidays for a short visit. Really friendly staff, really well exhibited displays and items to view and overall a short but really enjoyable visit.

1  Thank andy s
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Lets be honest, I visited because there was a biblical storm outside and I had some time to kill. Having said that it was a very interesting way to pass an hour (or two). The museum is small but manages to bring everything together for...More

Thank Chiltern5255
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Ironically coming from Northumberland, we were overjoyed to see exhibits for George Stephenson including Killingworth Station (just a few miles from us!) which made this visit all the more interesting. The staff member that welcomed us (didnt get her name - had short blonde hair...More

1  Thank Shelle02
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Well set out and lots of things for the children to occupy themselves. Free entry too!! Lots of history and memorabilia.

Thank mslancashire503927
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Well laid out museum covering local history. I visited this museum with 18 Italian students, phoning ahead to ensure we did not clash with another party. We were on a tight budget so to have this free educational attraction with staff who were helpful, friendly...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is a lovely small local museum. It's very well curated and the staff are friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit and admission is free. I recommend you combine this with a visit to the crooked spire church.

Thank Angie S
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
It was free and excellent