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Grosvenor Museum is a museum in Chester, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. Its full title is The Grosvenor Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, with Schools of Science and Art, for Chester, Cheshire and North Wales. It takes its name from the family name of the Dukes of Westminster, who are major landowners in Cheshire. The museum opened in 1886, it was extended in 1894, and major refurbishments took place between 1989 and 1999. Its contents include archaeological items from the Roman period, paintings, musical instruments, and a room arranged as a Victorian parlour.
|Monday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||1:00 – 4:00 PM|
A bit tired and limited exhibits, however it is free (or rather entry by donation). Staff friendly and informative.
Free and friendly. Loads to see from different periods of history. Do it yourself 1930s tea room! Shop has good display.
Went as part of a school trip and it was amazing... the hands on experience was great and then a march through town to the amphitheatre. Great staff amazing memories and a good time had by all
Great. Has a load of Roman artifacts particularly gravestones which are in v good condition. It's free but they ask for donations so you can donate what you are able to afford. Well worth a visit.
Amazing local and tourist resource with plenty of roman evocation, an art and silver collection and a natural history section for children. Housed in an amazing high-Victorian building (following the signs to the men's bathrooms is an education in Victorian planning) and all for the suggested price of a high street coffee.
I enjoyed going round the place not a great deal there but interesting
Visited with a Yr 3 class. Great experience learning about The Romans especially when the children dressed like a Roman and marched through the city
Wonderful find to get out of the rain. Lovely tiny tea room too.
Very good small museum covering Chesters past enjoyed victorian house
Lots of Roman artefacts. It's a must if you're visiting Chester to see it's Roman heritage. Plenty of other displays, and always has frequently changing exhibitions. Best of all, it's free!
Absolutely shocking. So poor for a city with so much history. Genuinely one of the worst museums I have ever visited. I have lived in Chester all my life, and it has never been improved or updated. It’s appalling, and is no reflection of Chester’s rich history. A beige, confused, dull and ultimately incredibly disappointing museum.
An absorbing history museum housed in an impressive Victorian building. Entry free, but donations are welcome. I found the receptionist very helpful with directions and floor plans were available. Roman altars and tombstones discovered in the city walls are dramatically displayed against a mural of Roman Chester. Lots of fascinating objects and facts about Roman life. Upstairs galleries devoted to Cheshire's natural history, art and the Chester silver trade. Don't miss the footprint of the prehistoric "hand beast". I loved the furnishings, costumes and domestic scenes in the period house. Children will enjoy the interactive displays and models. Nice gift shop.