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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 - 1 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

Louise Rayner:  Victorian Watercolours

21 January - 17 April

Watercolours of Chester’s picturesque streets are brought vividly to life.

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£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
£10.00

Drawing Skills

9 March - 15 June

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

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Not the Grosvenor Museum Open

12 March - 6 May

Not the Grosvenor Museum Open is an exhibition of the artworks the museum could not fit in.

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Digital Open

14 March - 30 April

Chester Library will be home to an exhibition featuring artworks from multi-media artists

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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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£7.00

Exploring Louise Rayner’s Chester: Guided Walk

22 March - 25 March

Discover how the Victorian era changed the face of the city.

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Stretton Watermill

29 March @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Kate Harland, Miller, will explore the history of milling.

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April 2017

Tiny Art

4 April

Join us in making a mini masterpiece for our Tiny Art display in the museum foyer.

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The Victorian Chemist’s Shop

5 April

Have a go at mixing your own remedies and potions and take home an herbal-scented medicine bag to ease your nerves!

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Community Archaeology:  The 2017 University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference

5 April @ 9.00am - 5.00pm

The final year undergraduates will present their own research.

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1960s Fashion Fun

6 April @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Make a pair of cardboard sunglasses, a handbag or a tie, inspired by the Swinging Sixties and our Minis and More exhibition.

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Slow Art Day

8 April @ 10.30am - 5.00pm

Enjoy a ‘slower’ look at our specially chosen artworks. Take the time to experience the art and explore your thoughts on each piece.

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Map the World for Earth Day

11 April @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Help us to make big map out of recycled materials to celebrate Earth Day and our international visitors.

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Chester through the Eyes of a Tourist

12 April

Come and be a tour guide for the day. Design posters inspired by the pictures of Louise Rayner. Make a mini train and discover the essentials of Victorian railway travel with our stylish passenger Miss Kitty.

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Easter Bonnets and Baskets

13 April @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join us to design and create a crafty bonnet or hat to wear this Easter holiday. We’ll also be making and decorating gift baskets, complete with chocolate eggs.

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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

Alistair Tucker Exhibition Tour

12 May @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Alistair will discuss some to the techniques and processes which he uses in his work and the inspiration that drives his creativity.

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Women of the World Festival:  WOW

20 May - 21 May

The festival will aim to bring women and men together to speak about how they are making the world a fairer place.

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£3.00

The Shock of the New: Modernism in Art

25 May @ 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Adrian Sumner traces the evolution of Modernism in the visual arts.

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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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£5.00

A Soirée with Alistair Tucker RBSA

6 June @ 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Alistair Tucker will demonstrate how to make and print an etching.

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