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

1 July 2019 - 31 October 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)
until 24 January 2020
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.

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

31 January @ 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…

Café Crafts

6 February @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Join us for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café. Bring along your own project or feel free to join in with one of ours. Everyone is welcome – whether you’re a master or a beginner.

Carry on Curating

19 February @ 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Back for a fourth time by popular demand, comedians will once again become curators and give fake academic talks on some of the objects in the Grosvenor Museum.

Café Crafts

20 February @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Join us for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café. Bring along your own project or feel free to join in with one of ours. Everyone is welcome – whether you’re a master or a beginner.

Social Butterflies

22 February @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Crochet, knit, collage or craft a butterfly to add to our big Social Butterflies installation!

The hidden history of plants in the Stone Age

4 March @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
With Dr Barry Taylor- We associate the early human past with the use of stone tools but it was plants that provided many of the materials of daily life. From nettle cord fishing lines or birch bark containers to elm bows and lime canoes, early prehistoric communities made use of a wide range of plants, often using certain species for specific tasks.

Café Crafts

5 March @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Join us for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café. Bring along your own project or feel free to join in with one of ours. Everyone is welcome – whether you’re a master or a beginner.

Forgotten in Britain? Remembering the German Dead of the two World Wars

11 March @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
With Professor Tim Grady- Almost 7,000 Germans – military and civilians – were laid to rest in Britain during the two World Wars. The British initially buried these dead in cemeteries scattered throughout the country, including in Chester.

Change in a Historic Landscape: The Lost Buildings of Port Sunlight

18 March @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
With Dr Rebecca Andrew- Founded in the 19th century by William Hesketh Lever, to house ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, Port Sunlight is a thriving tourist destination, containing 900 Grade II listed buildings.
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