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Discover the Victorians at Chesterfield Museum

Discover the Victorians at Chesterfield Museum

Take the family to learn what life was during the Victorian period at the new exhibition at Chesterfield Museum.

The Victorians covers different aspects of life including work, education, health and hygiene, clothing, and leisure time. The exhibition is available to view until Saturday 26 February.

Councillor Kate Sarvent, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “This is a fantastic exhibition with lots of activities for the whole family to get involved with. It’s a great way of learning about how different life was during the Victorian era. If you’re looking for something to do over the Christmas holidays then this is an incredible free experience that everyone can enjoy.”

There are lots of unusual items that visitors may not have seen before, including a praxinoscope – which is an old animation device. The exhibition covers all aspects of Victorian life and includes some of the nasty truths behind Victorian cuisine.

It also contains a selection of Victorian toys that children can get hands on with. There are also activities including a Victorian style handwriting challenge and a design your own cross-stich activity sheet.

Chesterfield Museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free but donations are welcome.

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  • Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery, St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7TD


  • - 10am - 4pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday


  • FREE (donations gratefully accepted)

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