Have your say on the future of Chesterfield Museum

Residents and visitors are being invited to give their thoughts and opinions about Chesterfield Museum and share ideas of what they would like to see on offer in the future.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 3:01 pm
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 3:02 pm
Chesterfield Museum.

Chesterfield Museum – which is owned by Chesterfield Borough Council – has had to remain closed to visitors since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Behind the scenes, the museum team has been busy extending and improving the museum’s online offer and exploring ideas for future exhibitions and events for when the museum reopens its doors.

As part of this, the team at Chesterfield Museum is asking local residents and visitors to the museum to share their views on the museum in a short survey, giving them the chance to have their say about what they would like to see in the future and how visits to the museum could be improved.

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Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “Chesterfield Museum has been welcoming visitors for more than 26 years, telling the story of Chesterfield – from its beginnings as a Roman fort to its history as a manufacturing town boosted by the Industrial Revolution – and we want to hear your thoughts.

“We know many residents enjoy visiting the museum to learn about our local history and take part in fun events, but gathering feedback is vital in ensuring that the museum reaches a wider audience, making the whole community feel included and valued.

"I’d encourage as many people as possible to take part in this survey and help shape the future of our fantastic museum.”

As well as presenting temporary exhibitions about the history of the borough in the museum and unique displays in its art gallery, Chesterfield Museum also works closely with many local organisations.

In recent years the museum has hosted exhibitions organised by Chesterfield Photographic Society, Donut Creative Art Studios, LGBT+ Derbyshire and Chesterfield Rugby Club.

Residents and visitors have until Sunday, March 14, to share their views at www.chesterfield.gov.uk/explore-chesterfield/museum/more-from-your-museum/chesterfield-museum-survey.