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The Danny: A Steamship with a Unique History

14 October @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm
The Danny is a 1903 steam ship restored with the help of £3.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the enthusiasm of volunteers who worked on the project for thirteen years.

The open-air school, its gardens and child health in early 20th- century Britain

18 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
In 1945 a visitor to the Cropwood Open-Air School in Worcestershire described how ‘the sleep-time garden might be the envy of princes, with its fountain in the midst of a green lawn, so that the children took their naps amid the soothing, somnolent plash of falling water’.

A Better Future for the World: Ethiopia, Somalia and the establishment of the United Nations

25 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
The countries of the Horn of Africa played an important role in the history of the United Nations.

Collage and Curiosity with Hazel Jones

25 October @ 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Find out more about our current exhibition Collage and Curiosity.

Adlington Hall

2 November @ 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Adlington Hall, a delightful mixture of 15th and 16th-century timber-framing and 18th-century brickwork, has been the home of the Legh family since 1315.

The Impressionists and their World: a New Study Day with Adrian Sumner

11 November @ 10.30am - 3.30pm
Looking at the French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, and the artistic hothouse in which they flourished during the heady years of the Belle Époque in Paris.

The History of Northwich Library

29 November @ 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Northwich Library was designed by A.E. Powles and donated in 1909 by Sir John Brunner, the town’s MP.

Digging into the Dark Ages: The 3rd University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference

13 December @ 9.00am - 5.00pm
The Early Middle Ages (5th–11th centuries AD) are still sometimes called the ‘Dark Ages’. Yet the period between the end of Roman rule and the Norman Conquest was far from ‘dark’.

Art Gallery Tour

10 January 2018 @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Join Peter Boughton, the museum’s Keeper of Art, to discover a rich array of paintings, sculpture and furniture spanning half a millennium of art.

Techne: Exhibition Tour

16 January 2018 @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Join Chris Millward, Technician Demonstrator in 3D from the University of Chester, for a guided tour of the exhibition which he has curated.
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