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Unexpected Elegance: Female Fashion from the 1970s

1 April 2018 - 1 July 2019
The 1970s are often called ‘the decade that taste forgot’, but the dresses in this small exhibition show that this was far from true.

Natural Cheshire

1 April 2018 - 1 January 2020
An exciting new gallery exploring nature in Cheshire opens this summer.

Little Leigh and Jabez Thomson

1 May - 15 July
The church at Little Leigh, about three miles from Lion Salt Works, was built in 1878 from bricks, tiles and decorative friezes manufactured in Northwich by the firm of Jabez Thompson.

Visual Arts Cheshire: Inspirations from the Collections II

5 May - 14 July
The members of Visual Arts Cheshire, a Northwich-based community arts group, have been back exploring the museum stores and creating work in response to some of the more unusual artefacts in our collections.

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.

Chester Heritage Festival: Telling the story of our city and its people

22 June - 30 June
The city is the stage as walks, talks, films, exhibitions, workshops and special activities for young people bring Chester and its heritage to life.

Chester Heritage Festival: Active Archaeology

22 June - 30 June
The Cheshire West Archaeology team delivers a series of activities highlighting its work and the finds it has made.

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.
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