Chesterfield events

Forthcoming Events

Chesterfield Heritage Open Days

Chesterfield Local History Open Day

Heritage Open Days

Every September, organisations and volunteers across the country organise events to celebrate the country’s history and culture.

Councillor Kate Sarvent, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, has helped to organise the events. She said: “Heritage Open Days are events that take place around the country each year. The events are all about celebrating history and the communities in which we live.”

Open Day: Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel

Date: Saturday 21 September 2019
Time: 10am-4pm

One of the oldest surviving buildings in Chesterfield and oldest non-conformist chapel in Derbyshire will be open and free to explore. During your visit,  you will be able to look around the building and its contents with the aid of a free information pamphlet and / or a member of the congregation. Younger visitors will be entertained by a quiz around the building and garden.

There will also be a vocal music concert from 11:45am-12:30pm.

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Behind the scenes at the Winding Wheel Theatre

Date: Saturday 21 September 2019
Time: 10am

Owned by Chesterfield Borough Council, the theatre is opening its doors to visitors who want to learn more about its history and who would like to find out more about how the venue operates hosting a range of performances and conferences throughout the year.

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Open Day: Chesterfield Ragged School Chapel

Date: Saturday 21 September 2019
Time: 10am-4pm – plus concert by Stonebroom Gospel Crusaders Choir from 7pm

Date: Saturday 21 September 2019
Time: 6pm-8pm – Harvest Celebration Service commencing 6:30pm

See an old factory from the 1830s which was converted into a Victorian Ragged School in 1878 and has been run since that date to the present day entirely by volunteers for the benefit of the local community.

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Chesterfield Local History Open Day

Date: Saturday 21 September 2019
Time: 10am-4pm

Head along to Chesterfield Museum and meet a variety of local organisations exploring Chesterfield’s history including

  • Friends of Spital Cemetery
  • Chesterfield & District Local History Society
  • Chesterfield Theatre Friends
  • Brimington & Tapton Local History Group
  • Chesterfield & District Family History Society
  • Derbyshire Record Society
  • Chesterfield and District Civic Society
  • Chesterfield Local Studies Library

Find out more…


Chesterfield Market

Chesterfield Market is one of the largest open air markets in England and has been trading for over 800 years.

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  • Various locations across Chesterfield


Contact details:

  • Call: 01246 345777

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