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Grosvenor Museum

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27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DD United Kingdom
01244 972197http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Upcoming Events

April 2018

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.

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Natural Cheshire

1 April 2018 - 1 January 2020

An exciting new gallery exploring nature in Cheshire opens this summer.

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£7.00

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.

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May 2018

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.

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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.

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June 2018

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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July 2018
£3

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…

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Clay Shells

31 July @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join us in making your very own clay shell to take home.

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August 2018

Voices from the Other Side

1 August @ 11.00am - 1.00pm

The Grosvenor Museum’s Youth Panel presents a light, sound and vision show to highlight Michael Sandle’s sculpture inspired by the 1982 Falklands War.

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RAF Motto Badges

1 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join us to make some 1980s-style RAF motto badges.

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Rosettes for Race Day

2 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Celebrate the Chester Races with us by making your own rosette to wear and take home.

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Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

3 August @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Aimed at those who enjoy a ‘quieter’ visit to the museum, including people living with autism and their families and carers.

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Archaeology Volunteer Event and Taster Session

4 August @ 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Hands-on archaeology experience washing Roman and later roof tiles, floor tiles and bricks and animal bones from Roman buildings, a medieval nunnery and a 16th/17th century house.

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Fans and Windmills

7 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

make a fan suitable for an important Dutch lady or a windmill just like those which Rembrandt might have seen from his window.

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Be an Artist

8 August @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Come and try your hand at many different artforms

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Pesky Pests

14 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

See examples of the damage these tiny terrors and make a bug charm bracelet to take home.

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Film: The Railway Children

15 August @ 11.00am - 12.50pm

The classic 1970 film of three children, the people they meet, and the escapades they have around a nearby railway line.

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Please look after this child!

15 August @ 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Come and spend the day as an evacuee. We’ll be packing our suitcases, making moving trains, and discovering country wildlife.

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1950s Afternoon

16 August @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

This mixture of film shows, handling sessions and refreshments is aimed at older people, those living with dementia, and their families and carers.

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Suffragette Sashes

21 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

To help celebrate 100 years of votes for women, come and join us in making your very own Suffragette sash.

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Film: Swallows and Amazons

22 August @ 11.00am - 12.35pm

The 2016 film of the much-loved book follows the adventures of four children on holiday in the Lake District. Certificate PG.

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Be a Pirate!

22 August @ 1.00pm - 3.00pm

With Swallows and Amazons being performed at Chester’s open air theatre this summer, join us for a celebration of all things pirate.

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Rainbow Boats

23 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Ahoy there! Sail along to the Grosvenor Museum and make your very own rainbow boat.

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Make an Art Deco Desk Tidy

28 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Add a touch of style to your study area with an Art Deco inspired desk tidy.

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Film: War Horse

29 August @ 11.00am - 1.25pm

This 2011 film follows Albert from England to the battlefields of France, as he looks for his beloved horse Joey. Certificate 12A.

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Animals in War

29 August @ 1.00pm - 3.00pm

In response to Michael Sandle’s memorial to animals used to aid war efforts, we’ll be making origami pigeons, elephant masks, and hobby horses.

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Stained Glass Windows

30 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

The Grosvenor Museum has some lovely Victorian stained glass windows, including animals, words, and symbols of Chester. Come along and make your own paper ‘stained-glass’ window to decorate your home.

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September 2018

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

7 September @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Aimed at those who enjoy a ‘quieter’ visit to the museum, including people living with autism and their families and carers.

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Michael Sandle: Exhibition Tour

19 September @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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.

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October 2018
£3.00

The Art of War: The Many Faces of Global Conflict

3 October @ 1.30pm - 3.00pm

After the Great War (not, as it turned out, the War to end all Wars) artists became regular fixtures in the proliferating violence which led to the Second World War and beyond, right down to the present day.

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Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

5 October @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Aimed at those who enjoy a ‘quieter’ visit to the museum, including people living with autism and their families and carers.

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