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Going the Distance: 480 Years of Racing at the Roodee

1 June - 6 October
Once likened to racing on ‘green velvet’ by jockey Lester Piggott, Chester’s hallowed Roodee turf is uniquely positioned at the heart of the city.

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

1 July - 1 October
|Recurring Event (See all)
until 20 August 2019
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.

WonderFull: Unseen Marvels from the Museum Stores

1 July - 1 September
From a dress that might have poisoned its wearer, to an olive leaf from the Garden of Gethsemane, the museum stores contain some quirky objects which have rarely or never been displayed before.

Curated Closet

13 July 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.

Café Crafts

22 August @ 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 Constant Flux: New Thrills in Contemporary Art. A new lecture by Adrian Sumner

3 September @ 1.30pm - 3.00pm
A fresh look at modernism and how contemporary art must change and change again to remain of-the-moment and relevant (not to mention financially appealing).

Café Crafts

5 September @ 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.

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoons

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

Louise Rayner: Victorian Watercolours

7 September 2019 - 15 March 2020
The much-loved watercolours of Louise Rayner (1832-1924) present a uniquely charming vision of Victorian Chester.

Royal Chester Walk with the Guild of Chester Tour Guides

7 September @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Chester has long been known as a loyal and ancient city, with a townscape rich in references to royal connections and historic events.
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