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

Upcoming Events

January 2018

Unexpected Elegance: Female Fashion from the 1970s

1 January 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 January 2018 - 1 January 2020

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

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Right Here, Right Now: 21st-Century Art

1 January - 8 May

The 21st century ‘comes of age’ in 2018. Arranged around the themes of people and animals, landscapes and buildings, still life, faith and abstraction, the exhibition celebrates the quality and diversity of art made since the year 2000.

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Minted: Making Money and Meaning

1 January - 4 March

The Grosvenor Museum has an amazing money collection containing coins, tokens, jettons and paper money.

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£7.00

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

1 January - 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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Sam Ryley: Finding the Wild

27 January - 11 March

Coin Gallery Sam Ryley is a Chester based professional photographer who over the last five years has taken on the challenge of becoming a wildlife photographer.

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February 2018

From Icon to Red Square: Paintings by Adrian Sumner, inspired by the art of Russia

10 February - 7 May

The radical and prophetic art of the Russian Avant-Garde, filtered through Adrian’s unique way of contrasting and complimenting cultural references old and new.

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Fossils Rock!

21 February @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Join us for a day of rocks and fossils, getting up close to our geology collections.

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Tiaras and Monocles

22 February @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Come along and make tiaras and monocles inspired by the splendour and decadence of the 1920s and ’30s. Oh so dapper!

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Prologue to World Book Day

23 February @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Create your own adventure at the museum using our new storycards based on our collections.

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Civilisations

24 February - 18 March

Chester is famous for its Roman remains, but our museum’s collections hold objects from other ancient civilisations too.

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£3.00

Aelfflaed, Abbess of Whitby

28 February @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Aelfflaed, Abbess of Streoneshalh (Whitby, North Yorkshire) in the early eighth century, wielded an exceptional level of political influence.

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March 2018

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

2 March @ 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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Civilisations: Roman Stones Gallery Tour

3 March @ 2.00pm - 2.45pm

The amazing collection of Roman tombstones from Chester tell us so much about the people who set them up and how they lived.

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Sybil Song Sunday

4 March @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

The museum recently acquired a portrait of Sybil, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, who established the Cholmondeley Prize for poetry in 1966.

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Civilisations: The People of Roman Chester

6 March @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Chester is famous for its Roman remains, but what do we know about the people who lived here during the Roman period?

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£3.00

Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians

7 March @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Aethelflaed, daughter of King Alfred of Wessex, died at Tamworth in Mercia in 918 as sole ruler of the Mercian kingdom.

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Civilisations: Roman Stones Gallery Tour

10 March @ 11.00am - 11.45am

The amazing collection of Roman tombstones from Chester tell us so much about the people who set them up and how they lived.

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£3.00

Women, Death and Power in the Viking Age

14 March @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Debates currently rage regarding the historical reality of ‘Viking warrior women’, in large part inspired by discoveries of Viking graves of females buried with weapons.

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£10.00

Carry on Curating

16 March @ 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Join us for something a little bit different! Comedians from up and down the country will become professors and deliver their humorous take on a ‘TED’ talk, commenting on some of the exhibits in the museum and filling you in on what they actually are.

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£45.00

Latin for Beginners

24 March @ 10.30am - 4.30pm

Join George Sharpley of the LATIN QVARTER and spend a day exploring Latin, the Classical writers and their lives.

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Film: Hop

31 March @ 11.00am - 12.35pm

Blending state of the art animation with live action, Hop is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny.

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April 2018

Strips and Stripes

1 April @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Create your own abstract masterpiece, influenced by our Right Here, Right Now exhibition.

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Film: The Jungle Book

3 April @ 11.00am - 12.50pm

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, this 2016 version of The Jungle Book is a great live-action epic adventure.

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Roman Springtime

4 April @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Learn how the Romans grew crops to feed their vast army, make a voltive offering to Flora the goddess of Flowers and Spring

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Film: Hop

5 April @ 11.00am - 12.35pm

Blending state of the art animation with live action, Hop is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny.

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Easter Icons

5 April @ 12.30pm - 4.00pm

Make your own dazzling gold-covered icon featuring those favourite seasonal characters.

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Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

6 April @ 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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Film: The Jungle Book

7 April @ 11.00am - 12.50pm

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, this 2016 version of The Jungle Book is a great live-action epic adventure.

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Film: Hop

10 April @ 11.00am - 12.35pm

Blending state of the art animation with live action, Hop is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny.

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Cityscapes

10 April @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Design a section of cityscape based on Chester’s world-famous landmarks.

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Live Art – A Youth Panel Event

11 April @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Using costume, props and drama sketches, they will bring to life some of the people, animals and places depicted in the artworks.

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Copy of Film: The Jungle Book

12 April @ 11.00am - 12.50pm

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, this 2016 version of The Jungle Book is a great live-action epic adventure.

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Spyglass Colour Wheel

12 April @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Come and make your very own coloured spyglass and then go and explore the art exhibitions.

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Slow Art Day

14 April @ 10.30am - 5.00pm

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission – to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

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Film: Hop

14 April @ 11.00am - 12.35pm

Blending state of the art animation with live action, Hop is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny.

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Slow Art Day

15 April @ 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission – to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

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£3.00

Icon to Red Square: A History of Russian Art

18 April @ 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Exploring the rich and often surprising history of art in Russia, beginning with Scythian gold from the seven centuries BC, then a thousand years of icon painting from the very first icon, The Virgin of Vladimir, to the 19th-century flowering of Realist and Symbolist art.

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£45.00

Roman Britain: A Tale of Two Queens

21 April @ 10.30am - 4.30pm

Spend a day looking at the early years of the Roman occupation of Britain, leading up to the explosive rebellion of the Iceni tribe.

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£3.00

Russia and the European Avant-Garde: Modernism Explained

25 April @ 1.30pm - 3.00pm

This lecture looks at the waves of radical new ideas from Paris (Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism) and how they shaped the Russian Avant-Garde as it proclaimed and spearheaded (and ultimately fled) the October Revolution.

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May 2018
£3.00

Cat’s Cradle: A Scenic Tour of my Life’s Work (painting, that is)

2 May @ 1.30pm - 3.00pm

A slide-extravaganza of paintings made throughout Adrian Sumner’s 50-year career, complimenting the Icon to Red Square exhibition.

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Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

4 May @ 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: 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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Dementia Awareness Week

21 May @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Activities aimed at older visitors and people living with dementia and their families and carers, including a memories trail and art and craft workshops.

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Dementia Awareness Week

22 May @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Activities aimed at older visitors and people living with dementia and their families and carers, including a memories trail and art and craft workshops.

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Steampunk Jewellery

29 May @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Make a unique piece of steampunk style jewellery to take home.

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Historic Sports Day

30 May @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Join us in an action-packed sports and games day.

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Giant Paper Flowers

31 May @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

It’s very nearly summer, so make a huge, scented paper flower to celebrate!

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June 2018

1970s Fashion

1 June @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Design your own paper dress then help us create a life size fashion piece to be displayed in the museum!

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Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

1 June @ 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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