Here's what life was like for Chesterfield soldiers fighting in the First World War

The sights, sounds - and smells - of life in a First World War battlefield trench are being brought to life in Chesterfield

Friday, 12th October 2018, 11:35 am
Updated Saturday, 13th October 2018, 4:04 am

The town’s museum, on St Mary’s Gate, has created a section of a WWI trench so visitors can get a glimpse of what life was like for soldiers 100 years ago.

The Trench Experience exhibition takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey through a section of a trench.

Focusing on Chesterfield men who fought in the War, the exhibition gives an insight into what life was like for soldiers serving on the front lines.

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Visiitors can experience a glimpse of what life was like for soldiers during the First World War

The exhibition marks the start of a series of events taking place across Chesterfield at which the borough will remember all those involved in the Great War.

The museum is open Monday and Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Entry is free, however donations to cover costs are gratefully received.

To find out more visit the museum website

Chesterfield museum launch of trench experience. Maria Barnes museum collections officer, Cllr Steve Bruntchair WW1 commeration group and Alyson Barnes tourism, museums and events manager.