Little Chester - Heritage Centre
The Centre is situated in St Paul's Church on the edge of the attractive Chester Green – one of the earliest public spaces in Derby.
Opening times Sunday afternoons 2pm to 4.30pm April to end of October. Admission is free with donations greatly appreciated.
Volunteers from the Local History Group staff the Centre. They will be happy to arrange for Group visits and guided walks around the area at other times Visits by school and other children's groups eg Brownies are welcomed For details and prices of these telephone 01332 363354.
Come and explore 2000 years of military, social, industrial and political history. The rich heritage of this attractive conservation area from Roman to recent times is illustrated in displays models and exhibits including:
- Model Iron-age Village
- Roman Occupation
- Anglo-Saxon burials
- Road and rail development
- Industrial heritage
- Local life in peace and war
- Well dressings
- Life scale figures of a Roman soldier, a Roman Official, an Anglo-Saxon woman and a Victorian Lady
Activities for Children's Group visits would include opportunities for the children to dress up in Roman and Victorian costumes. Also to hear recordings of a ‘Roman citizen' describing his visit to the local fort and a ‘Victorian lady' telling about her visit to Chester Green.
Special themed exhibitions and slide shows are arranged during the opening season. Details of current exhibitions and information on the history of the area can be obtained by visiting our web site www.beehive.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/lchc
We have a special exhibition to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee which runs from the 1st April to the 30th June, with an Open Weekend' Saturday June 2nd & Sunday June 3rd.