With the new tourism season is starting at Easter, Chesterfield Borough Council has confirmed the new opening hours of Chesterfield Museum, Revolution House and the Visitor Information Centre.
· Chesterfield Museum, on St Mary’s Gate, will open Monday and Thursday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
· Revolution House at Old Whittington will open Saturday and Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm.
· The Visitor Information Centre in Rykneld Square will be open Monday to Saturday, 9.30 am - 5 pm
Over Easter, the Hallaton treasure is on display at the museum as well as an interactive exhibition for children on the Romans. The museum is open as usual on Good Friday (29 March) and Easter Monday (1 April).
Revolution House has its usual display of 17th century furniture and the video on the Revolution of 1688 from which it takes its name. Visit on Sunday 14 April to meet a Tudor merchant adventurer.
The house will also be open on Good Friday (29 March) to get the season off to a good start.
The Visitor Information Centre has the new free Chesterfield area guide which gives details of all the attractions in and around the town, plus events and accommodation. It is also open on Good Friday (29 March) and Easter Monday (1 April).
There are lots to do at Easter and throughout the season in Chesterfield and visitors can find out more by calling in.
There have been some changes in the opening hours for all three attractions, as part of the Council’s budget savings measures.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s executive member for leisure, culture and tourism said: “The Museum, Revolution House and the Visitor Information Centre are popular and are well used facilities.
“It is always disappointing to have to reduce the opening hours of a service but in these difficult economic times, some hard decisions have to be made.
“We have carefully considered the needs of residents and visitors so that they will still be open at the busiest times when most people want to use them.”