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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.

Chester Heritage Festival: Telling the story of our city and its people

22 June - 30 June
The city is the stage as walks, talks, films, exhibitions, workshops and special activities for young people bring Chester and its heritage to life.

The People of Roman Chester

26 June @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Lecture Theatre Free. A chance to learn about some of the people of Roman Chester – men and women, soldiers and civilians, young and old, slave and free. Dr Peter Carrington’s illustrated talk is based on the Grosvenor Museum’s internationally important collection of tombstones, followed by an optional tour of the Stories in Stone gallery. Part of Chester Heritage Festival

The Centenary of the First World War: New Directions or Old Histories?

26 June @ 5.30pm - 7.30pm
In 2012 the British government pledged £50 million to mark the centenary of the Great War. This evening’s event sees four historians and heritage experts debate the wider achievements of the centenary: Jenny Macleod (University of Hull), Charlotte Czyzyk (Imperial War Museum), Jasdeep Singh (National Army Museum) and Kathrin Pieren (Jewish Museum, London).

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.

Chester Archaeological Society Conference

29 June - 30 June
Friday 7-9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. £18, pre-booking essential. Professor Howard Williams will give the keynote lecture on Friday evening entitled Offa and Wat’s Dyke: Reassessment of a Frontier.

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

6 July @ 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.

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…
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