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Guided Walking Tours of Chester with the Guild of Chester Tour Guides

1 April - 1 September
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Your guide will lead you on a captivating journey through 2,000 years of history, taking in all the main sites along the way, including the Rows, Walls, River and the exterior of the Cathedral.

Chester Mystery Plays

14 May - 26 August
Chester’s famous mystery plays date back to at least the 15th century. First written by monks and performed by the city’s trade guilds, they told Biblical stories such as the Creation, Adam and Eve, the murder of Abel, and the Last Judgement.

Michael Sandle: Monumental Rage

19 May - 7 October
Professor Michael Sandle RA, who studied at Chester School of Art, is widely recognised as one of the finest sculptors in the world, and is also a brilliant draughtsman and printmaker.

Paintings by Rembrandt’s Workshop and Teniers

27 June - 23 September
Masterpieces of Dutch and Flemish painting are being lent to the museum this summer from the outstanding art collection of the Grosvenor family.

The Great War: Modernist Art on the Front Line

18 July @ 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Lecture Theatre Pay at the door. Join Adrian Sumner for a look at Modernist art recording history. Not only were many of the most important Modernists (such as Paul Nash, Christopher Nevinson and David Bomberg) also Official War Artists, but their style, mostly derived from Cubism and Futurism, was the perfect way of describing the violence and inhumanity of the new, mechanised, industrial warfare. This lecture examines the many theatres of war, including the major contribution made to preserving life…

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

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

1950s Afternoon

16 August @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm
This mixture of film shows, handling sessions and refreshments is aimed at older people, those living with dementia, and their families and carers.

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

7 September @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Aimed at those who enjoy a ‘quieter’ visit to the museum, including people living with autism and their families and carers.

Michael Sandle: Exhibition Tour

19 September @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Professor Michael Sandle RA, who studied at Chester School of Art, is widely recognised as one of the finest sculptors in the world and is also a brilliant draughtsman and printmaker.

The Art of War: The Many Faces of Global Conflict

3 October @ 1.30pm - 3.00pm
After the Great War (not, as it turned out, the War to end all Wars) artists became regular fixtures in the proliferating violence which led to the Second World War and beyond, right down to the present day.
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