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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).

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

Going the Distance: 480 Years of Racing at the Roodee

1 June - 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.

Once Upon a Time

22 June - 1 September
A selection of artwork created by local schools inspired by children’s literature.

WonderFull: Unseen Marvels from the Museum Stores

1 July - 1 September
From a dress that might have poisoned its wearer, to an olive leaf from the Garden of Gethsemane, the museum stores contain some quirky objects which have rarely or never been displayed before.

Curated Closet

13 July 2019 - 17 January 2020
This small exhibition showcases costumes inspired by objects from the Grosvenor Museum collections, made by West Cheshire College Fashion and Design students under the expert guidance of local fashion designer Matthew O’Brien and photographer Kat Hannon of the Cheshire Magazine.

Northwich: Then and Now

23 July - 29 September
Take a trip back in time with photographs depicting the changes that have taken place in Northwich town centre over the last 100 years.

Journey to Space

20 August @ 10.30am - 4.00pm
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is all around space. To celebrate, we’ve come up with some crafts that are out of this world!

Coats of Arms

20 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm
The museum’s portrait of Prince Charles is full of symbolism. Learn about the different meanings behind colours, symbols and animals in coats of arms, and design a shield for your own family.

‘Hard Hat’ Conservation Tours of Chester Castle

21 August
Meet the team and get a behind-the-scenes look at the work being done this summer to conserve the castle.
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