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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 2018

Unexpected Elegance: Female Fashion from the 1970s

1 April 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 April 2018 - 1 January 2020

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

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£7.00

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

1 April - 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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May 2018

Chester Mystery Plays

14 May - 26 August

Chester’s famous mystery plays date back to at least the 15th century. First written by monks and performed by the city’s trade guilds, they told Biblical stories such as the Creation, Adam and Eve, the murder of Abel, and the Last Judgement.

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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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June 2018

Paintings by Rembrandt’s Workshop and Teniers

27 June - 23 September

Masterpieces of Dutch and Flemish painting are being lent to the museum this summer from the outstanding art collection of the Grosvenor family.

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August 2018

Film: Swallows and Amazons

22 August @ 11.00am - 12.35pm

The 2016 film of the much-loved book follows the adventures of four children on holiday in the Lake District. Certificate PG.

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Be a Pirate!

22 August @ 1.00pm - 3.00pm

With Swallows and Amazons being performed at Chester’s open air theatre this summer, join us for a celebration of all things pirate.

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Rainbow Boats

23 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Ahoy there! Sail along to the Grosvenor Museum and make your very own rainbow boat.

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Make an Art Deco Desk Tidy

28 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Add a touch of style to your study area with an Art Deco inspired desk tidy.

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Film: War Horse

29 August @ 11.00am - 1.25pm

This 2011 film follows Albert from England to the battlefields of France, as he looks for his beloved horse Joey. Certificate 12A.

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Animals in War

29 August @ 1.00pm - 3.00pm

In response to Michael Sandle’s memorial to animals used to aid war efforts, we’ll be making origami pigeons, elephant masks, and hobby horses.

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Stained Glass Windows

30 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

The Grosvenor Museum has some lovely Victorian stained glass windows, including animals, words, and symbols of Chester. Come along and make your own paper ‘stained-glass’ window to decorate your home.

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September 2018

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

7 September @ 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: Exhibition Tour

19 September @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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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October 2018
£3.00

The Art of War: The Many Faces of Global Conflict

3 October @ 1.30pm - 3.00pm

After the Great War (not, as it turned out, the War to end all Wars) artists became regular fixtures in the proliferating violence which led to the Second World War and beyond, right down to the present day.

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Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoon

5 October @ 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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