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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

February 2024

Speed of Change

3 February - 23 June

Micro-chip technology has transformed our lives in a few decades. This exhibition explores the everyday objects we used before all the apps came along.

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March 2024

Change in Fashion from 1066 – 1980s

2 March - 30 June

A catwalk of dolls model hand-sewn costumes, showing how fashions have changed through the centuries.

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June 2024
£3

Café Crafts

13 June @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
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Every 14 days until 26 September 2024

Join us in the history hub for an afternoon of craft and chat.

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Retracing Footsteps – The Changing Landscape of Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon

15 June - 15 September

Explore Wales’s most iconic mountain through photography, prints and drawings, alongside extracts from 19th century Snowdon summit hotels’ visitor books.

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Under the Grass

25 June @ 10.00am - 4.00pm

Come and find out what the archaeologists have found this year under the grass in Grosvenor Park.

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Under the Grass

26 June - 28 June

Come and find out about what the archaeologists have found this year under the grass of Grosvenor Park. This is part of the Chester Heritage Festival.

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£3

Café Crafts

27 June @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
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Every 14 days until 26 September 2024

Join us in the history hub for an afternoon of craft and chat.

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£6

Art School 2024 – Exploring Mix Media

27 June @ 7.15pm - 8.15pm

Join us once a month to explore our collections through a different lens and learn some technical skills along the way.

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July 2024

Retracing Footsteps Exhibition talk

4 July @ 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Cian Quayle will discuss the exhibition Retracing Footsteps – The Changing Landscape of Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon, on display in Gallery Two at the Grosvenor Museum. This is part of Chester University’s Festival of Ideas.

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Georgian Chester

5 July @ 1.30pm - 2.30pm

An introduction to Chester in the fashionable Georgian period, exploring the architecture, notable people, fashion and places to be seen using the West Cheshire Museums’ art, archaeology and costume collections.

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Minted: Coins in the West Cheshire Museums Collections

6 July @ 11.00am - 12.00pm

West Cheshire Museums’ care for an amazing money collection containing coins, jettons and paper money.

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Beneath our Feet: Archaeological Finds from the Heart of the City

7 July @ 11.00am - 12.30pm

Join curators from West Cheshire Museums to take a look at fascinating multi-period archaeological finds from the very heart of the city in Chester Market.

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Object of the Month

11 July @ 1.00pm - 1.30pm

July’s Object of the Month talk will explore the history of the Chester asylum through artefacts from the collection.

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£3

Café Crafts

11 July @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
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Every 14 days until 26 September 2024

Join us in the history hub for an afternoon of craft and chat.

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Sporting Life

13 July - 20 October

To celebrate a summer of sport, our small costume exhibition explores clothing from our collections specifically designed for sport.

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£3

Café Crafts

13 July @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join us in the history hub for an afternoon of craft and chat.

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The Romance of Ruins – the Etchings of George Cuitt

20 July 2024 - 12 January 2025

Discover the picturesque etchings of Chester’s greatest Regency artist. This exhibition draws extensively from the Grosvenor Museum’s art collection.

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£3

Café Crafts

25 July @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every 14 days until 26 September 2024

Join us in the history hub for an afternoon of craft and chat.

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Greyscale Landscapes

30 July @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Make a beautiful monochrome collage inspired by your favourite landscapes.

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Greyscale Landscapes

31 July @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Make a beautiful monochrome collage inspired by your favourite landscapes.

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August 2024

Greyscale Landscapes

1 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Make a beautiful monochrome collage inspired by your favourite landscapes.

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Gorgeous Georgian Pockets and Purses

7 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Make like the gorgeous Georgians and decorate your own pocket or purse with embroidery.

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Gorgeous Georgian Pockets and Purses

8 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Make like the gorgeous Georgians and decorate your own pocket or purse with embroidery.

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£3

Café Crafts

8 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every 14 days until 26 September 2024

Join us in the history hub for an afternoon of craft and chat.

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The Wonderful Wizard Tree

13 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Help us beautify our Wonderful Wizard Tree with decorations inspired by the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

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The Wonderful Wizard Tree

14 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Help us beautify our Wonderful Wizard Tree with decorations inspired by the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

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The Wonderful Wizard Tree

15 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Help us beautify our Wonderful Wizard Tree with decorations inspired by the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

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Object of the Month

15 August @ 1.00pm - 1.30pm

A tile from Seville, Spain found in Grosvenor Park, Chester.

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Sarmatian Dragon Standards

20 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Do you need something to terrify your enemies in battle? The ancient Sarmatians have just the thing! Join us to make your own scary ‘dragon’ standard.

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Sarmatian Dragon Standards

21 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Do you need something to terrify your enemies in battle? The ancient Sarmatians have just the thing! Join us to make your own scary ‘dragon’ standard.

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Sarmatian Dragon Standards

22 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Do you need something to terrify your enemies in battle? The ancient Sarmatians have just the thing! Join us to make your own scary ‘dragon’ standard.

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£3

Café Crafts

22 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every 14 days until 26 September 2024

Join us in the history hub for an afternoon of craft and chat.

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£6

Art School 2024 – Charcoal Drawing

22 August @ 7.15pm - 8.15pm

Join us once a month to explore our collections through a different lens and learn some technical skills along the way.

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£3

Café Crafts

24 August @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join us in the history hub for an afternoon of craft and chat.

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The Power of Print

27 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Printing is a centuries-old craft, which has been used by many artists including the etcher George Cuitt – take a look at our new exhibition of his work, and then create your own print to take home.

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The Power of Print

28 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Printing is a centuries-old craft, which has been used by many artists including the etcher George Cuitt – take a look at our new exhibition of his work, and then create your own print to take home.

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The Power of Print

29 August @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

Printing is a centuries-old craft, which has been used by many artists including the etcher George Cuitt – take a look at our new exhibition of his work, and then create your own print to take home.

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September 2024
£3

Café Crafts

5 September @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every 14 days until 26 September 2024

Join us in the history hub for an afternoon of craft and chat.

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Rivers Trail

6 September

Meander around the Grosvenor Museum with our new Rivers trail!

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Object of the Month – Dolwyddelan Castle by Moses Griffith

12 September @ 1.00pm - 1.30pm

September’s talk will discuss a watercolour of Dolwyddelan Castle by Moses Griffith, and explore depictions of North Wales and the rise of picturesque tourism in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

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Explore the River Dee

14 September @ 10.30am - 12.30pm

The River Dee has had a big impact on the people of Chester dating back to the Roman times, all the way to present day!

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£3

Café Crafts

19 September @ 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Join us in the history hub for an afternoon of craft and chat.

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Louise Rayner: Victorian Watercolour

21 September 2024 - 9 February 2025

The much-loved watercolours of Louise Rayner (1832-1924) present a uniquely charming vision of Victorian Chester.

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£6

Art School 2024 – Watercolour Painting

26 September @ 7.15pm - 8.15pm

Join us once a month to explore our collections through a different lens and learn some technical skills along the way.

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