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Curated Closet

1 December 2019 - 17 January 2020
This small exhibition showcases costumes inspired by objects from the Grosvenor Museum collections, made by West Cheshire College Fashion and Design students under the expert guidance of local fashion designer Matthew O’Brien and photographer Kat Hannon of the Cheshire Magazine.

A Victorian Christmas at the Works

14 December - 15 December
Festive fun for all the family, including music and traditional crafts and games, steam engines, the Rivendell choir and bell-ringers.  

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoons

3 January 2020 @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm
For those who enjoy a ‘quieter’ visit to the museum, including people living with autism, their families and carers.

Café Crafts

9 January 2020 @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Join Tracey Todhunter, freelance knitwear designer and author of Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet, for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café.

Hoards

15 January 2020 @ 2.30pm - 3.30pm
There are a number of important hoards in the Grosvenor Museum collections deposited in Cheshire from Prehistoric times to the 17th-century Civil War. This talk will explore them in more detail, and look at the various times of crisis which caused them to be deposited.

Café Crafts

23 January 2020 @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Join Tracey Todhunter, freelance knitwear designer and author of Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet, for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café.

The Public Archaeology of Treasure: The 5th University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference

31 January 2020 @ 9.30am - 4.30pm
Lecture Theatre Free. Archaeologists work with and debate treasure in legal, ethical and research terms. But what is ‘treasure’ and how is it understood in contemporary society? This conference will explore how public archaeologists foster education and engagement with treasure, but also critically evaluate treasure-related misconceptions, abuses, unethical and illegal practices. Can public archaeologists create new archaeological strategies and stories that promote the ethical, responsible and culturally respectful discussion of rare and unique items from the human past? Can they…
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