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Minis and More:  Female Fashion from the Swinging Sixties

11 July 2015 - 4 July 2017
This small exhibition shows day and evening dresses, holiday and wedding dresses – the diversity of the 1960s

Woollen Woods

13 May - 3 September
Over 180 fantastic bugs, birds, flowers, fungi and mammals have been crocheted, knitted and felted and displayed in the beautiful wooded site.


28 June @ 2.30am - 4.00pm
Discover how local schools have worked with our sister site Lion Salt Works to create a lime rich habitat at the museum, replicating that created by our industrial heritage and found in the Northwich Woodlands.

Chester Mystery Plays with Nicholas Fry

28 June @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Presenting a personal perspective on the Chester Mystery Plays.

The Silver Screen

29 June @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Join local expert David Ellis for an afternoon of nostalgia.

There are Places I Remember …

3 July - 15 December
Step back in time with our latest exhibition as local photographer Doug Stewart showcases his modern images of Northgate Street alongside our collection of the same buildings in the 1960s.

Grosvenor Park and the Bicentenary of Edward Kemp

3 July - 15 December
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.

A Series of Unscrupulous Events, Part II

7 July @ 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Join us for the second instalment of Unscrupulous Events and discover the unfortunate and downright dastardly deeds that have been going on.

Collage and Curiosity

15 July - 19 November
Charlie Holt, Michael Leigh and Hazel Jones are a trio of diverse makers inspired by Dada, the Surrealists, Monty Python, and the art of collecting.

Chester Heritage Festival

20 July - 25 July
Pick up a special festival trail from our reception desk and search for secret objects hidden in the very architecture and fabric of the museum building.
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