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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 2015

Minis and More:  Female Fashion from the Swinging Sixties

11 July 2015 - 4 July 2017

This small exhibition shows day and evening dresses, holiday and wedding dresses – the diversity of the 1960s

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January 2017
£10.00

Watercolour Painting

24 January - 20 June

Join professional artist Deidre Boleyn to develop your skills in watercolour

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March 2017

The Grosvenor Museum’s 12th Open Art Exhibition

9 March - 21 June

Discover the wealth of local creative talent in this diverse and stimulating exhibition, selected from hundreds of entries in open competition. Enjoy a kaleidoscope of colours and styles, a wide range of techniques and materials, and a rich variety of subjects and moods. There will definitely be things you will love, and maybe a few you will hate: come and vote for your favourite!              

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£10.00

Drawing Skills

9 March - 15 June

Improve your drawing skills across a variety of subjects and styles.

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE GROSVENOR MUSEUM’S 12th OPEN ART EXHIBITION

9 March - 21 June

The show, which runs until 21 June, provides a diverse and stimulating exhibition for the public, vividly demonstrating the great wealth of artistic talent in the area.

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£8.00

Life Drawing

15 March - 21 June

Life Drawing is a semi-tutored session with experienced art teacher Bex Raven.

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£10.00

Acrylic Painting

15 March - 21 June

Join professional painter Joanna Wood to learn a variety of skills with acrylic paint.

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April 2017

Alistair Tucker:  The Sublime Landscape

22 April - 16 July

Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins once said “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.” Alistair’s work looks to explore such excellence, grandeur and beauty which so often inspires a response.

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May 2017

Raising Horizons

20 May - 4 June

A collaboration between female scientists and photographer Leonora Saunders.

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Art Puzzle

30 May @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Take a closer look at the detail in one of them and help us to re-create it piece by piece, in the form of a giant puzzle.

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Light and Shade Craft Day

31 May

Come and make a range of crafts and discover how Light and Shade can change the way we see things.

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June 2017

Digital Take-over Day

1 June @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Look out for the museum photo booth in Chester City Centre, where you can be photographed in your finery wearing clothes and accessories from the museum’s handling collection.

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Summer Discovery Day

2 June @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

In the second of our seasonal-themed afternoons, we’ll be looking at lots of bugs! Discover why insects are so important to habitats, and try your hand at some bug crafts.

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Minted: Making Money and Meaning

8 June - 11 July

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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£2.00

Chester Mystery Plays with Nicholas Fry

28 June @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Presenting a personal perspective on the Chester Mystery Plays.

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July 2017

Poulton: An Archaeological Landscape

8 July - 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

8 July 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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Roman Hoards of Cheshire

15 July - 1 October

This small exhibition features amazing Roman hoards including the recently discovered Malpas and Frodsham Hoards, on loan from National Museums Liverpool.

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Chester Heritage Festival

20 July - 25 July

Pick up a special festival trail from our reception desk and search for secret objects hidden in the very architecture and fabric of the museum building.

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Discover Poulton

22 July @ 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Join Poulton Research Trust’s archaeologist for a fascinating and informative guided tour.

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The Artist in the Streets of Chester

22 July @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Join Peter Boughton, the museum’s Keeper of Art, to explore the delights of England’s most picturesque city.

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Roman mosaic

22 July @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

join us to make your own Roman mosaic.

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Natural Cheshire is coming!

26 July 2017 - 1 January 2020

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

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Modern Watercolours

29 July - 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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August 2017

Beauty and the Beast

1 August @ 11.00am - 12.25pm

Beauty and the Beast

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Celtic Jewellery

1 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Make a metallic brooch and pendant necklace covered in knotted designs.

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Gorgeous Gardens

2 August @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Learn about our country’s beautiful wildflowers and the insects which thrive on them

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WRNS Badges

3 August @ 2.00am - 4.00pm

In this centenary year we’ll be making WRNS-inspired badges.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

3 August @ 11.00am - 1.15pm

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

5 August @ 11.00am - 1.15pm

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

8 August @ 11.00am - 1.15pm

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Fish Mobiles

8 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Take inspiration from the Rivers section of our new Natural History Gallery.

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Poulton through Time

9 August @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Join our guest archaeologist to explore our new Poulton exhibition.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

10 August @ 11.00am - 1.15pm

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Portrait Studio

10 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Style your own costume and accessories, then pose for your very own fashionable portrait.

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Beauty and the Beast

12 August @ 11.00am - 12.25pm

Beauty and the Beast

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

15 August @ 11.00am - 1.15pm

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Watercolour Forest

15 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Make a beautiful landscape picture inspired by the Forest section of our new Natural History Gallery, using watercolours, sponges and straws!

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All Things ‘Alice’!

16 August @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Join us for a game of flamingo croquet, make a Cheshire cat and have your photo taken dressed in an assortment of Wonderland accessories.

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Beauty and the Beast

17 August @ 11.00am - 12.25pm

Beauty and the Beast

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World War II Planes

17 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Inspired by the World War II airfield at Poulton, make a plane that really flies.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

19 August @ 11.00am - 1.15pm

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Beauty and the Beast

22 August @ 11.00am - 12.25pm

Beauty and the Beast

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Design Art Deco Stationery

22 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Take inspiration from the geometric elegance of the period’s Art Deco style and design your own decorative stationery to take home.

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Cheshire Nature Day

23 August @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Investigate the significance of this unique habitat to both people and wildlife.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

24 August @ 11.00am - 1.15pm

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Discover Poulton

24 August @ 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Join Poulton Research Trust’s archaeologist for a fascinating and informative guided tour.

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String Art

24 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

The 1970s were full of bright colours, bold prints, and string art!

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

26 August @ 11.00am - 1.15pm

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Chester’s Civil War

29 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Have a go at making your own replica sword to take home.

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Glamour Day

30 August @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Make flapper headdresses and dapper bow ties, design costumes for paper dolls.

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Autumn Discovery Day

31 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

In the third of our seasonal habitat afternoons we’re looking ahead to autumn.

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September 2017

Heritage Open Days

9 September @ 12.00pm - 12.45pm

Enjoy a free tour or children’s trail around Chester’s beautiful museum.

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Heritage Open Days

9 September @ 2.00pm - 2.45pm

Enjoy a free tour or children’s trail around Chester’s beautiful museum.

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Heritage Open Days

10 September @ 2.00pm - 2.45pm

Enjoy a free tour or children’s trail around Chester’s beautiful museum.

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Modern Watercolours: Exhibition Tour

13 September @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Join Peter Boughton, the museum’s Keeper of Art, to explore highlights of our collection of modern watercolours.

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