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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

May 2019

THE GROSVENOR MUSEUM’S 13th OPEN ART EXHIBITION

10 May - 18 September

The show provides a diverse and stimulating exhibition for the public, vividly demonstrating the great wealth of artistic talent in the area. With 203 exhibits by 162 artists, the exhibition presents a kaleidoscope of colours and styles, a wide range of techniques and materials.

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June 2019

Going the Distance: 480 Years of Racing at the Roodee

1 June - 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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July 2019
£8.00

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

1 July - 1 October
|Recurring Event (See all)
until 20 July 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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WonderFull: Unseen Marvels from the Museum Stores

1 July - 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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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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£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 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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£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

CANCELLED 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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