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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

November 2018

Unexpected Elegance: Female Fashion from the 1970s

1 November 2018 - 7 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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£8.00

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

1 November 2018 - 1 September 2019
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until 12 December 2018

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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Memento Mori: Tombs and Memorials in Cheshire

1 November 2018 - 24 February 2019

This exhibition presents watercolours, drawings, prints and photographs showing how Cheshire has commemorated its dead from the Romans to the present day.

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Dead Normal

1 November 2018 - 22 April 2019

The ways we have thought about and interacted with death depend on many factors and have changed over time.

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December 2018

Twelfth Night Riddle Trail

1 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Come and follow our museum trail, inspired by traditional Twelfth Night riddles, caricatures and parlour games.

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The Roman Way of Death

12 December @ 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Nearly 2000 years ago, Chester was a busy military fortress with a flourishing civilian settlement attached. Its inhabitants largely followed Roman traditions when burying and commemorating their dead.

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Winter Watch Parade

13 December @ 7.00pm - 9.00pm

This spectacular event is based on Chester’s 15th-century tradition of ‘Setting the Watch’, when the city leaders handed over the keys of Chester to the City Watch.

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‘Elf’

15 December @ 11.00am - 12.40pm

The sweet and funny story of Buddy, a human who grows up amongst Santa’s elves, and his trip to New York to look for his father.

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‘Polar Express’

22 December @ 11.00am - 12.40pm

A boy who doesn’t think that Santa Claus exists takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

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‘Elf’

29 December @ 11.00am - 12.40pm

The sweet and funny story of Buddy, a human who grows up amongst Santa’s elves, and his trip to New York to look for his father.

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January 2019

Copy of ‘Polar Express’

2 January 2019 @ 11.00am - 12.40pm

A boy who doesn’t think that Santa Claus exists takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

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‘Frozen Sing-Along’

5 January 2019 @ 11.00pm

Come and join Elsa, Olaf, Anna, Sven and more of your favourite characters for a Christmas sing-along. Brought to you by CH1ChesterBID

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Museum Explorers

14 January 2019 @ 10.00am - 11.00am

Come and explore nature’s changing seasons and discover lots of exciting things.

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£5.00

The Victorian Way of Death

22 January 2019 @ 2.30pm - 4.00pm

From horse-drawn hearses to jet jewellery, the Victorians lavished much more money on their funerals than on their weddings.

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Voices from the Holocaust

23 January 2019 @ 7.30pm - 8.30pm

A moving opportunity to see and discuss original correspondence written by prisoners while they were living and, often, dying in Second World War Nazi concentration camps including Auschwitz, Dachau and Theresienstadt.

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£5.00

To Kill a King: The Regicide of Charles I

30 January 2019 @ 7.30pm - 8.30pm

At 2pm, on Tuesday 30 January 1649, King Charles I stepped onto a wooden scaffold outside Whitehall’s Banqueting House, knelt down in front of an audience of thousands and was publicly beheaded as a traitor.

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