Just across the road from the famous Church of St Mary and All Saints with it’s crooked spire is the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. Both worth a visit! The museum is situated in the Stephenson Memorial Hall which was built in 1879 with respect to a very successful man George Stephenson. His achievements are many and he was regarded and a railway pioneer. He may have saved many lives after inventing a lamp that would not ignite gases when passing through the mines. An example of the lamp is on display in the museum.
The museum itself is not large. You could walk through it in just a few minutes. But when you take a little time to look at what’s on display it can be quite captivating. You’ll see Chesterfield unfold from it’s beginnings as a Roman fort, through to the building of the ‘Crooked Spire’ church and then on to its development as a market town.
The museum was opened to the public in 1994.
St Mary’s Gate,
Tel: 01246 345727