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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Costume and Textiles Collection
The collection includes clothing and uniforms, including WWII armed services and Home Front uniforms. Samplers and domestic textiles. Processional banners: Derbyshire Miners Federation and Sunday Schools. Banner made to celebrate centenary of Revolution of 1688, showing the Revolution House.
Star Item(s)
Banner made to celebrate centenary revolution of 1688
Local significance
Date range of collection
Accumulation Dates
1994 -
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations

Location Details

Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery
St Marys Gate Chesterfield Derbyshire S41 7TD United Kingdom
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01246 345727
01246 345720 
Visiting Information
See website.
Building Information
The museum is located in the Stephenson Memorial Hall, built in 1879 as a mechanics institute and named in honour of the town's most famous Victorian resident, George Stephenson. The museum opened in 1994 and is the first public museum in the town.
Collections Overview
The majority of the collections relate to the social and industrial history of Chesterfield and the surrounding area of North Eastern Derbyshire. These collections includecoal mining, engineering and an extensive collection od locally made stoneware pottery (Bramptonware). The museum holds a collection of packaging and healthcare products made by local firm, Robinson & Sons, who made the original 'Smartie Tube' and were the first manufacturers of the disposable nappy. There is a small collection relating to George Stephenson and his family. Work by local artist, Joseph Syddall is usually on show in the art gallery. A range of archaeological items associated with excavations in the town centre are held, mainly associated with the area of the Roman Fort and the core of the medieval period town.
Star Objects
A medieval builders' windlass used for the construction of Chesterfield Parish Church (the crooked spire), in the 14th century. Banner to celebrate centenary of the 1688 revolution. Robinson's collection of cameras.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Management Information (Type)
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