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

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February 2019

Unexpected Elegance: Female Fashion from the 1970s

1 February - 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 February - 1 September
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until 27 March 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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Dead Normal

1 February - 22 April

The ways we have thought about and interacted with death depend on many factors and have changed over time.

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CALL TO ARTISTS – THE GROSVENOR MUSEUM’S OPEN ART EXHIBITION

1 February - 27 April

Chester’s Grosvenor Museum announces its 13th Open Art Exhibition. This will present the best in contemporary art from the region, giving artists in the area a chance to show their work and providing a diverse and stimulating exhibition for the public.

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March 2019

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

2 March - 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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£2.00

Dead Normal: A Pop-Up Archive

27 March

Horrible Handwriting! Decipher a 17th-century remedy for the plague.

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Ashes into Glass: Contemporary Commemorative Jewellery

28 March @ 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Ashes into Glass is the leading creator of ashes jewellery in the United Kingdom and worldwide. They produce fine jewellery for you to connect with your loved one by wearing it or just holding it in your hand.

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April 2019

Disney Film Classic: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

2 April @ 11.00am - 12.15pm

Lewis Carroll’s fantasy tale is brought to life in this animated classic.

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£2.00

Fantastic Fossils

2 April @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Come and learn about uncovering fossils and then make your very own fossil to take home.

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£2.00

Fish Houses

3 April @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Inspired by David Ferry’s wonderfully quirky images, make a 3D shadow box picture of fish swimming through the rooms of a country house.

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£5.00

Carry On with Cake

3 April @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Join us for a Carry On film, some cake, and a short talk on the importance of farce in British culture.

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Disney Film Classic: Pinocchio (1940)

4 April @ 11.00am - 12.30pm

When the woodworker Geppetto sees a falling star, he wishes that Pinocchio – the puppet he has just finished making – could become a real boy.

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£2.00

Flower Wreaths

4 April @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

As beautiful spring flowers are starting to bloom, join us in making your very own flower wreaths.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

4 April @ 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

5 April @ 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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Disney Film Classic: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

6 April @ 11.00am - 12.15pm

Lewis Carroll’s fantasy tale is brought to life in this animated classic.

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Disney Film Classic: Pinocchio (1940)

7 April @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm

When the woodworker Geppetto sees a falling star, he wishes that Pinocchio – the puppet he has just finished making – could become a real boy.

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£2.00

Ghost Dogs

9 April @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Take a look at our Dead Normal exhibition, then join us to make your very own spooky ghost dog.

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Disney Film Classic: Pinocchio (1940)

10 April @ 11.00am - 12.30pm

When the woodworker Geppetto sees a falling star, he wishes that Pinocchio – the puppet he has just finished making – could become a real boy.

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£2.00

Butterfly Planters

10 April @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Discover how to make your garden or school playground a flutterby-butterfly friendly zone!

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Disney Film Classic: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

11 April @ 11.00am - 12.15pm

Lewis Carroll’s fantasy tale is brought to life in this animated classic.

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£2.00

Paper Nests

11 April @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

With spring upon us, come and join us in making a paper nest complete with your very own bird to sit in it.

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The Story of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd

11 April @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd, which provides palliative and end of life care to people living with a progressive life limiting illness, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

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Disney Film Classic: Pinocchio (1940)

13 April @ 11.00am - 12.30pm

When the woodworker Geppetto sees a falling star, he wishes that Pinocchio – the puppet he has just finished making – could become a real boy.

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Disney Film Classic: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

14 April @ 2.00pm - 3.15pm

Lewis Carroll’s fantasy tale is brought to life in this animated classic.

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Death is Not the End: Preparing for Eternity in Ancient Egypt

17 April @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

The modern perception of ancient Egypt is that its inhabitants were morbidly obsessed with death.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

18 April @ 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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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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£2.00

Something to Do at the Weekend

20 April @ 11.00am - 1.00pm

Try an assortment of things you might not have done before, with activities coming from a 1960s book designed to spark the imagination in an age before computers.

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£8.00

Daphne in the Dark

24 April @ 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Join us for an atmospheric showing in a darkened museum of the 1973 thriller Don’t Look Now, based on Daphne du Maurier’s short story.

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May 2019
£3.00

Café Crafts

2 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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Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoons

3 May @ 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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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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£2.00

Museum Explorers

13 May @ 9.50am - 11.00am

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

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£3.00

Chester’s Civil War: regional capital or damp squib?

15 May @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

In the first of three lectures examining the English civil war of 1642-46 in this region, Professor Peter Gaunt explores Chester as a royalist stronghold and parliamentarian objective.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

16 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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£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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£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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£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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