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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

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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November 2019

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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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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Makaton-Friendly Santa!

7 December @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Chester is aiming to become the first Makaton-friendly city in the UK. To celebrate this we welcome families to visit our ‘Signing Santa’.

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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.

Find out more »
£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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