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

Dates for the Diary - August and September 2014

Sunday 31st August 2pm to 3.15pm 'Hidden Corners of Chester Green' - Meet on the public car park on City Road, Chester Green (OS ref SK353372 / SatNav DE1 3RR) for a short walk of about 1 mile along flat paths, finishing at the Heritage Centre in St. Paul's Church for refreshments. For further information please call 01332 363354.

September 2014 - an exhibition dedicated to the men listed on the War Memorial who gave their lives during the first World War.

September 7th 2.15pm - A talk by Geoff, a member of St.Paul's congregation who has researched the lives of all the men remembered on the War Memorial. The five folders containing the research will be on permanent display in the Heritage Centre.