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Grosvenor Museum

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27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DD United Kingdom
01244 972197

Upcoming Events

September 2017

Poulton: An Archaeological Landscape

1 September - 5 November

. This exhibition explores the amazing story of the site and uses artefacts found there to tell the story of a Mesolithic camp, a large Iron-Age settlement, Roman activity, a well-used medieval chapel, and a World War II airfield.

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Unexpected Elegance: Female Fashion from the 1970s

1 September 2017 - 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 September 2017 - 1 January 2020

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

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Modern Watercolours

1 September - 22 October

With works both traditional and more innovative in technique and intention, ranging in mood from enchantment and serenity to turbulence and menace, this exhibition demonstrates the continuing vitality of the medium.

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

1 September 2017 - 1 September 2018
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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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October 2017

Fasten Your Seatbelts

21 October - 29 October

To celebrate the amazing Wales Rally GB returning to Chester we have an exclusive display of historic Chester Rally memorabilia on show.

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A Better Future for the World: Ethiopia, Somalia and the establishment of the United Nations

25 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

The countries of the Horn of Africa played an important role in the history of the United Nations.

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Spooky Poetry

30 October @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join us to create some spooky poetry ready for Halloween.

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Halloween Hats and Masks

31 October @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Make a witch or wizard hat or cat mask ready for tonight’s trick or treating.

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Halloween Victorian Murder Mystery

31 October @ 6.15pm - 9.15pm

Join us, if you dare, and meet the characters who lived at No.20 Castle Street. Follow the clues and keep your eyes open to solve the crime.

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November 2017

Up for the Cup

1 November @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Come and discover Chester’s football heritage, the highs and the lows.

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2 November @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Make a pixelated version of one of the old oil paintings in the Art Gallery.

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Techne: Creating Art

3 November 2017 - 4 February 2018

This exhibition celebrates the making of art through the work of five artists – Chris Bebbington (photography), Greg Fuller (printmaking and drawing), Tom Hignett (digital), Tabitha Jussa (photography) and Chris Millward (sculpture).

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Paper Fireworks

3 November @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Make your very own paper firework in time for bonfire night.

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Home from the Front

4 November - 3 December

What was accessing medical assistance like before the NHS? The University of Chester’s Riverside Museum explores this through the experiences of a returning soldier from the First World War.

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The Impressionists and their World: a New Study Day with Adrian Sumner

11 November @ 10.30am - 3.30pm

Looking at the French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, and the artistic hothouse in which they flourished during the heady years of the Belle Époque in Paris.

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Right Here, Right Now: 21st-Century Art

25 November 2017 - 8 May 2018

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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December 2017

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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Welcome to Winter

2 December @ 4.00pm

Learn what you can do to help wildlife during the cold season, and have a go at some winter animal crafts.

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A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera

7 December @ 7.30pm - 9.30pm

The musical duo GreenMatthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the best-loved Yuletide adventure of them all, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

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Minted: Making Money and Meaning

9 December 2017 - 4 March 2018

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

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Christmas Story-Telling with Morris the Mouse

9 December @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Meet Morris, our little museum mouse, who has a very special Christmas tale to tell today.

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Digging into the Dark Ages: The 3rd University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference

13 December @ 9.00am - 5.00pm

The Early Middle Ages (5th–11th centuries AD) are still sometimes called the ‘Dark Ages’. Yet the period between the end of Roman rule and the Norman Conquest was far from ‘dark’.

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Christmas Stockings

16 December @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Make your very own festive felt Christmas stocking.

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January 2018

Design your own Calendar

3 January 2018 @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join us to make your very own spectacular 2018 balloon calendar.

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Art Gallery Tour

10 January 2018 @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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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Techne: Exhibition Tour

16 January 2018 @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Join Chris Millward, Technician Demonstrator in 3D from the University of Chester, for a guided tour of the exhibition which he has curated.

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The Swagger Portrait

18 January 2018 @ 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Noun. swagger portrait. A portrait commissioned by someone rich or famous to emphasise their status, importance etc. Lots of scope there then, including pictures by celebrated portraitists working in the Grand Manner, but also many by artists celebrated for other subjects and styles.

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