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

1 April - 1 September
|Recurring Event (See all)
until 22 May 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.

Charles Kingsley: Christian Socialist and Natural Historian

1 April - 10 December
This exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Kingsley (1819-1875).

David Ferry: The Invader’s Guide to the Museum (and other places)

1 April - 2 June
Guide books on travel, history, gardening, cooking, knitting have provided David Ferry with material for his collages that explore our national heritage. Alongside his prints and books, this exhibition gives alternative interpretations of the Grosvenor Museum’s collections, through David’s selected interventions throughout the museum.

Going the Distance: 480 Years of Racing at the Roodee

20 April - 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.

Grosvenor Park Archaeological Excavation

2 May - 31 May
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s archaeologists, in partnership with the University of Chester, are running their annual training excavation for 2nd year archaeology students in Grosvenor Park.

The Grosvenor Museum’s 13th Open Art Exhibition

10 May - 18 September
Discover the wealth of local creative talent in this diverse and stimulating exhibition, selected from hundreds of entries in open competition.

Crafting the Woods: Water and Wildlife

20 May - 29 September
Crafters, young and old, are invited to create a menagerie of creatures, flora and fauna which will nestle in the magical woodland of Stretton for the summer

Cheshire’s Civil War: three months of action, three years of stalemate

22 May @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
In the second of three lectures examining the English civil war of 1642-46 in this region, Professor Peter Gaunt explores the civil war within Cheshire.

Britain in the Fifties

23 May @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm
A chance to enjoy a nostalgic look at Britain during the 1950s in the comfort of our Lecture Theatre. Film show, plus handling session with artefacts from the decade and 1950s-themed refreshements.

Chester Heritage Festival Launch: Roman Day

25 May @ 11.30am - 6.00pm
This year’s Heritage Festival will be launched at the Roman Day on Britain’s oldest racecourse, established in 1539. At this family-friendly race day, youngsters can learn fascinating facts about their Cestrian ancestors and witness spectacular sporting displays both on and off the track.
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