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Grosvenor Park and the Bicentenary of Edward Kemp

3 July 2017 - 31 January 2018
This mini photographic exhibition on Grosvenor Park celebrates the bicentenary of Edward Kemp (1817-1891), one of the leading designers of parks and gardens in mid-Victorian England.

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

1 September 2017 - 1 September 2018
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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.

Victorian Studio Photos

27 September @ 2.30pm - 4.00pm
This talk by Linda Clarke, Local Studies Advisor at Cheshire Record Office, will give tips on how to date these photographs and possibly identify the sitters.

Craft and Chat

29 September @ 10.00am - 12.30pm
Meet like-minded crafters, learn a new skill, and enjoy a cup of tea in the relaxed setting of Weaver Hall Museum’s café.

Irish Presbyterians and the Union: a pre-history, 1791-1829

11 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Irish unionism is once more in the news, in particular the politics of the Democratic Unionist Party with its origins in Ian Paisley’s brand of Presbyterian militancy.

The Danny: A Steamship with a Unique History

14 October @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm
The Danny is a 1903 steam ship restored with the help of £3.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the enthusiasm of volunteers who worked on the project for thirteen years.

The open-air school, its gardens and child health in early 20th- century Britain

18 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
In 1945 a visitor to the Cropwood Open-Air School in Worcestershire described how ‘the sleep-time garden might be the envy of princes, with its fountain in the midst of a green lawn, so that the children took their naps amid the soothing, somnolent plash of falling water’.

Season of Mists: Guided Walk

18 October @ 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Enjoy the beauty of autumn with a guided walk alongside the River Dee led by knowledgeable guide John Whittingham.

Fasten Your Seatbelts

21 October - 29 October
To celebrate the amazing Wales Rally GB returning to Chester we have an exclusive display of historic Chester Rally memorabilia on show.

Antiques and Curiosities

21 October @ 10.30am - 4.00pm
Following on from our appearance on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Lion Salt Works has teamed up with Wright Marshall for our Antiques and Curiosities day!
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