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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

July 2019

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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September 2019

Louise Rayner: Victorian Watercolours

7 September 2019 - 15 March 2020

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

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October 2019

Chester Bibles

1 October - 31 October

A small display of beautifully written and illustrated historic bibles.

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Treasure

5 October 2019 - 22 March 2020

Why do we value certain things and want to keep them, hoard them, show them off and hand them down?

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Minted: Making Money and Meaning

12 October 2019 - 26 January 2020

This small exhibition looks at how money was made, how it was used by those who created it, and what it meant to the people who owned it.

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£18.00

Chester Archaeological Society Conference

18 October - 19 October

Please note that this event has been cancelled.

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£3

Courtly Societies of the Middle Ages: The English Court, c.900-1066

23 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

This lecture by Dr Thomas Pickles will use the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Latin histories, royal charters (land grants), and Old English poetry to throw light on the kings of the English and their courtly society.

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£8

The Norman Earls of Chester: A Walk with the Guild of Chester Tour Guides

26 October @ 11.00am - 12.30pm

Join a member of the Guild of Chester Tour Guides to discover the Norman earls of Chester.

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Be a Royal for the Day!

29 October @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Find out about famous princes and princesses from history and dress up as your favourite.

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£3

Courtly Societies of the Middle Ages: The Burgundian Court c.1363-1477

30 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

This lecture by Dr Katherine Wilson will use ducal histories, accounts, inventories, surviving residences, and visual images to analyze the largest and most admired court in later medieval Europe.

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£2

Parachutes

30 October @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Prince Charles trained as a parachutist in the 1970s, so have a go at making your own parachute person and aiming for the target cross in the gallery.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

31 October @ 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

Halloween Masks

31 October @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join us for some Halloween fun. Have a go at making your own spooky mask to give your family and friends a fright!

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£2

Ghost Walks

31 October @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Members of the Museum’s Youth Panel lead ghost walks in some of the city centre’s spookiest locations, unearthing chilling tales from Chester’s past.

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November 2019

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoons

1 November @ 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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Made in Chester: Art by Nicky Thompson

9 November 2019 - 15 March 2020

The Grosvenor Museum is delighted to display the new series of 1930s-style art pieces featuring iconic Chester views.

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£2.00

Museum Explorers

11 November @ 9.50am - 11.00am

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

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Roman Treasures: An Insight into an Era

13 November @ 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Liz Stewart, Curator of Archaeology and the Historic Environment at the Museum of Liverpool, will join us to explore the stories associated with the Malpas, Knutsford and Poole Hoards of Roman coins and jewellery.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

14 November @ 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

A Right Royal Tea Party

14 November @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Come and enjoy some refreshments fit for a royal, even a birthday cake! We’ll also enjoy some film footage of Prince Charles and other royal children growing up.

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Picture This!

20 November @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Do you love seeing photographs of Chester? Take a look at our imagebank of many thousands of photos taken from the early days of photography through to well-remembered shots from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

28 November @ 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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December 2019

Castle Street at Christmas

1 December - 31 December

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and step back in time to the Christmas of yesteryear.

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Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoons

6 December @ 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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£2.00

Museum Explorers

9 December @ 9.50am - 11.00am

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

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Roman Coins in the Grosvenor Museum

11 December @ 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Coin expert, Matthew Ball of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, will explore the varied and fascinating Roman coins in the museum’s collections, unlocking their hidden stories and meanings.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

12 December @ 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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Make Your Own Christmas Card

14 December

Make your own festive card to wish your family and friends a very Happy Christmas!

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Christmas Tree Magazines

21 December @ 8.00am - 5.00pm

Christmas is often a time for new gifts and decorations, but why not recycle something to create a decoration instead?

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January 2020

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoons

3 January 2020 @ 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

9 January 2020 @ 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

Museum Explorers

13 January 2020 @ 9.50am - 11.00am

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

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Hoards

15 January 2020 @ 2.30pm - 3.30pm

There are a number of important hoards in the Grosvenor Museum collections deposited in Cheshire from Prehistoric times to the 17th-century Civil War. This talk will explore them in more detail, and look at the various times of crisis which caused them to be deposited.

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£3.00

Café Crafts

23 January 2020 @ 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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The Public Archaeology of Treasure: The 5th University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference

31 January 2020 @ 9.30am - 4.30pm

Lecture Theatre Free. Archaeologists work with and debate treasure in legal, ethical and research terms. But what is ‘treasure’ and how is it understood in contemporary society? This conference will explore how public archaeologists foster education and engagement with treasure, but also critically evaluate treasure-related misconceptions, abuses, unethical and illegal practices. Can public archaeologists create new archaeological strategies and stories that promote the ethical, responsible and culturally respectful discussion of rare and unique items from the human past? Can they…

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