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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 2019

Unexpected Elegance: Female Fashion from the 1970s

1 April - 7 July

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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£8.00

Guided Walking Tours of Chester with the Guild of Chester Tour Guides

1 April - 1 September
|Recurring Event (See all)
until 20 May 2019

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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David Ferry: The Invader’s Guide to the Museum (and other places)

1 April - 2 June

Guide books on travel, history, gardening, cooking, knitting have provided David Ferry with material for his collages that explore our national heritage. Alongside his prints and books, this exhibition gives alternative interpretations of the Grosvenor Museum’s collections, through David’s selected interventions throughout the museum.

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Going the Distance: 480 Years of Racing at the Roodee

20 April - 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.

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May 2019

The Grosvenor Museum’s 13th Open Art Exhibition

10 May - 18 September

Discover the wealth of local creative talent in this diverse and stimulating exhibition, selected from hundreds of entries in open competition.

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£3.00

Cheshire’s Civil War: three months of action, three years of stalemate

22 May @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

In the second of three lectures examining the English civil war of 1642-46 in this region, Professor Peter Gaunt explores the civil war within Cheshire.

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Britain in the Fifties

23 May @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm

A chance to enjoy a nostalgic look at Britain during the 1950s in the comfort of our Lecture Theatre. Film show, plus handling session with artefacts from the decade and 1950s-themed refreshements.

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Chester Heritage Festival Launch: Roman Day

25 May @ 11.30am - 6.00pm

Youngsters can learn fascinating facts about their Cestrian ancestors and witness spectacular sporting displays both on and off the track.

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£2.00

Silly Storybooks

28 May @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

David Ferry makes surreal books by sticking pictures from one type of book onto the pages of another. Come and make your own little book filled with pictures you’ve chosen and cut out of magazines, and write a story to go with the pictures.

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King of all Balloons

28 May @ 7.30pm - 10.00pm

Mark Davies’ talk will be full of the hot air as he describes the exciting event in 1785 when three manned balloon flights took off from the City of Chester.

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£2.00

The Terrific Triassic

29 May @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

A strange alien creature wends its way across a barren scarlet desert … welcome to Cheshire in the Terrific Triassic era!

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£3.00

North Wales’s Civil War: there’s a war on, but where’s the fighting?

29 May @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

In the third of three lectures examining the English civil war of 1642-46 in this region, Professor Peter Gaunt looks west, across the border, to reassess the standing and nature of royalism in northern and mid Wales.

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£3.00

North Wales’s Civil War: there’s a war on, but where’s the fighting?

29 May @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Professor Peter Gaunt looks at the standing and nature of royalism in northern and mid Wales during the civil war of 1642-46.

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£2.00

Cupcakes!

30 May @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Inspired by the cakes in David Ferry’s book Cake Walking in Scotland, decorate – and eat! – some cupcakes.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

30 May @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join Tracey Todhunter, freelance knitwear designer and author of Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet, for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café.

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June 2019

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoons

7 June @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm

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

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WonderFull: Unseen Marvels from the Museum Stores

8 June - 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.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

13 June @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join Tracey Todhunter, freelance knitwear designer and author of Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet, for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café.

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

21 June - 29 June

Over 60 events put the spotlight on Chester’s 2000-year history and heritage. Walks, talks, performances, exhibitions, storytelling and special activities for young people.

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River Dee Activities with the Youth Panel

22 June @ 11.30am - 5.00pm

The Grosvenor Museum’s Youth Panel celebrates the story of the River Dee and its rich heritage with family activities exploring different periods in the river’s history.

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Midsummer Watch Parades

22 June @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Chester’s famous Midsummer Watch first took place in 1498, and still today dragons, angels and devils make an annual appearance on the city’s streets.

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Copy of Midsummer Watch Parades

23 June @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Chester’s famous Midsummer Watch first took place in 1498, and still today dragons, angels and devils make an annual appearance on the city’s streets.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

27 June @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join Tracey Todhunter, freelance knitwear designer and author of Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet, for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café.

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£18.00

Chester Archaeological Society Conference

28 June - 29 June

Chester Archaeological Society celebrates its 170th anniversary this year. The conference will look back at some of the major projects undertaken by the Society over its long history, as well as looking forward.

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Chester ArchFest

29 June @ 10.30am - 5.00pm

Join museum archaeologists, local societies, re-enactors and field archaeologists for a fun-packed weekend full of tours, demonstrations, displays and archaeological activities.

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Chester ArchFest

30 June @ 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Join museum archaeologists, local societies, re-enactors and field archaeologists for a fun-packed weekend full of tours, demonstrations, displays and archaeological activities.

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July 2019

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoons

5 July @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm

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

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£3.00

Café Crafts

11 July @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join Tracey Todhunter, freelance knitwear designer and author of Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet, for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café.

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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.

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£2.00

Museum Explorers

15 July @ 9.50am - 11.00am

Especially for ages 2-4, although younger siblings are also welcome.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

25 July @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join Tracey Todhunter, freelance knitwear designer and author of Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet, for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café.

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£2

Lion Masks

30 July @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Using the stone carving in the museum’s portrait of Prince Charles as inspiration, create your own mask to take home.

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£2

Make a Rainbow

31 July @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Help to create rainbow, which will hang from our first floor landing.

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August 2019
£2

Make your own Masterpiece

1 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Take inspiration from our Open Art Exhibition and create your own masterpiece to take home.

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Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoons

2 August @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm

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

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£2

Hobby Horses

6 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Chester is well known for its racecourse and love of horses.  Join us and make your own horse to race on.

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£2

Race Day Hats

7 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Make and decorate your own stylish race day hat.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

8 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join Tracey Todhunter, freelance knitwear designer and author of Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet, for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café.

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£2.00

Toys and Games from Times Gone By

9 August @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Come and join us for a nostalgic look at the toys and games we played with as children.

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£2

Victorian Parasols

13 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Make a large fixed paper parasol and decorate it with lace, just as the Victorians liked to ornament their parasols.

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£2

Shiny Beetle Bags

14 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Take inspiration from our WonderFull exhibition and make your own iridescent bag to take home.

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£2

Cuneiform Tablets

15 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Come and make your own clay tablet with your name on it in cuneiform.

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£2

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.

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£2

Family Photographs

21 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Dress your family in our colourful range of handling costumes and accessories.

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£2

3D Family Tree

22 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Pop along and make your very three-dimensional family tree to fill with beautiful pictures of your family and other special people in your life.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

22 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join Tracey Todhunter, freelance knitwear designer and author of Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet, for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café.

Find out more »
£2

Sustainable Living

27 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Help to make a sustainable village out of recycled materials for display in our foyer case.

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£2

Miniature Gardens

28 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Come and make your own little garden with real plants to take home and grow.

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£2

Rainforest Animals

29 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Come and make a collage showing rainforest life, with animals, plants and birds.

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September 2019
£3.00

The Constant Flux: New Thrills in Contemporary Art. A new lecture by Adrian Sumner

3 September @ 1.30pm - 3.00pm

A fresh look at modernism and how contemporary art must change and change again to remain of-the-moment and relevant (not to mention financially appealing).

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£3.00

Café Crafts

5 September @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join Tracey Todhunter, freelance knitwear designer and author of Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet, for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café.

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Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoons

6 September @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm

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

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Louise Rayner: Victorian Watercolours

7 September - 8 December

The much-loved watercolours of Louise Rayner (1832-1924) present a uniquely charming vision of Victorian Chester.

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£8.00

Royal Chester Walk with the Guild of Chester Tour Guides

7 September @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Chester has long been known as a loyal and ancient city, with a townscape rich in references to royal connections and historic events.

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Heritage Open Days: Family Tree Activity

14 September @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Pop along and make your very three-dimensional family tree to fill with beautiful pictures of your family and other special people in your life.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

19 September @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join Tracey Todhunter, freelance knitwear designer and author of Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet, for an afternoon of craft and chat in our 1940s café.

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Art Gallery Tour

25 September @ 2.00pm - 3.15pm

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.

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