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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.

Crafting the Woods

24 May - 30 September
Following the success of last year’s Woollen Woods, Stretton Watermill has invited makers to contribute creations to a crafty woodland in its grounds.

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.

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…


20 July - 16 September
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 20 July – 16 September 10.30am-4pm.

Letters Home: Communications on the Front

20 July - 16 November
This poignant exhibition displays the collections gathered during the last four years during the Cheshire Great War Roadshows and reveals communications with the Front.

Northwich in Stitch

21 July - 4 November
An exhibition of textile and mixed media work by the Breakaway group, inspired by items in the museum collection, local waterways, structures and the Northwich Union Workhouse which once occupied the museum building.

Letters Home: Talk and Gallery Tour

21 July @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Award-winning Great War researcher Nigel Meyrick has curated the Letters Home exhibition, drawing together items gathered from local people during the Cheshire Great War Roadshows.
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