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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

August 2018

Unexpected Elegance: Female Fashion from the 1970s

1 August 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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£8.00

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

1 August 2018 - 1 September 2019
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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 2018

Memento Mori: Tombs and Memorials in Cheshire

17 October 2018 - 24 February 2019

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

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£3.00

Change in a Historic Landscape: The Lost Buildings of Port Sunlight

24 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Founded in the 19th century by William Hesketh Lever to house ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, Port Sunlight is a thriving tourist destination containing 900 listed buildings.

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£4.00

Spooky Chester

24 October @ 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Join local guide John Whittingham on this eerie evening walk to seek out the ghosts and ghouls which apparently abound in our haunted city.

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Ghost Stories for Older Folk

25 October @ 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Join our costumed storyteller for a rendition of Oscar Wilde’s classic short story The Canterville Ghost.

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Dead Normal

27 October 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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‘Coco’

27 October @ 11.00am - 12.50pm

This beautifully animated film is simultaneously life-affirming and death-obsessed.

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‘Coco’

29 October @ 11.00am - 12.50pm

This beautifully animated film is simultaneously life-affirming and death-obsessed.

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Dancing Skeletons

29 October @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Make a jointed cardboard skeleton with a bright headdress and skirt and dance your way to Halloween!

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£3.00

America at a Turning Point: Trump, the Mid-Term Elections and the Future of the Presidency

31 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

In November, Donald Trump will face a major test in the mid-term elections. With one-third of Senate and all House seats up for grabs, this is seen by many as a turning-point for the United States and a referendum on its future direction.

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Halloween Crafts

31 October @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join us and make a wizard’s or witch’s hat or a black cat mask to complete your trick or treat costume. Boo!

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Cheshire Witch Trials

31 October @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Inspired by records held at Cheshire Archives, and a recent visit to The Crucible at Storyhouse, the Grosvenor Museum’s Youth Panel have created their own Cheshire Witch Trial performance pieces.

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November 2018

Celtic Lanterns

1 November @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

As the long nights draw in, join us in marking the occasion by making a Celtic-inspired lantern.

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‘Coco’

2 November @ 11.00am - 12.50pm

This beautifully animated film is simultaneously life-affirming and death-obsessed.

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£8.00

Tour of Overleigh’s Victorian Cemetery

8 November @ 11.00am - 12.30pm

Join a member of the Guild of Chester Tour Guides for a walk around Overleigh Cemetery.

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Museum Explorers

12 November @ 10.00am - 11.00am

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

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£10.00

Dead Funny

14 November @ 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Join us for something a little bit different! Comedians from up and down the country will become professors and comment on some of the exhibits in the current exhibition Dead Normal, filling you in on what they actually are.

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£5.00

Sacrifice, Sorrow and Salvation: The Grosvenor Family, Eaton Hall and the Great War

15 November @ 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Louise Benson, Archivist for the Eaton Estate, relates the story of the Grosvenor family during the Great War.

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‘Frozen Sing-Along’

18 November @ 2.00pm - 3.40pm

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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Funeral Fashions in Britain 1894-1998

22 November @ 7.00pm - 8.00pm

The Newman Brothers factory in Birmingham made the finest quality coffin furniture for just over 100 years, before its closure and subsequent rescue as the Coffin Works museum.

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£17.00

The Britishness of British Art: A Study Day with Adrian Sumner

24 November @ 10.00am - 3.30pm

Explore the astonishing breadth and depth of British art from the Neolithic to the world of tomorrow with this day of magnificently-illustrated lectures.

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‘Elf’

25 November @ 2.00pm - 3.40pm

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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The Medieval Cemeteries of Poulton

29 November @ 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Excavations at Poulton, a multi-period archaeological site just outside Chester, have uncovered evidence of human population spanning thousands of years from the Iron Age through to the modern period.

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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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Christmas Card Making

1 December @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Start your Christmas preparations early and make a Christmas card in the gallery using our craft materials.

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‘Polar Express’

2 December @ 2.00pm - 3.40pm

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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The Archaeology of the Walking Dead

4 December @ 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Join Professor Howard Williams from the University of Chester as he explores the results and implications of an archaeological study of the zombie apocalypse.

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Winter Watch Parade

6 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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Christmas Card Making

8 December @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Start your Christmas preparations early and make a Christmas card in the gallery using our craft materials.

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‘Frozen Sing-Along’

8 December @ 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

10 December @ 10.00am - 11.00am

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

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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.

Find out more »

‘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.

Find out more »

‘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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