The Grosvenor Museum reveals the fascinating history of Chester. The museum houses an impressive collection of Roman tombstones, along with interesting displays that build a picture of Roman Chester.
Admire the dazzling craftsmanship of the nationally important collection of silver and enjoy the beauties of half a millennium of art. Discover and explore Chester's impressive geology and natural history. Make sure you discover 20 Castle Street, a town house that takes you back to home life from the 17th century to the 1920s including Mary in her Victorian kitchen, a Georgian drawing room, a nursery and a fully fitted Edwardian bathroom!
The Grosvenor Museum was founded in 1885 and its origins are linked to the foundation of the Chester Society of Natural Science Literature & Art by Charles Kingsley (the famous author)in 1871 and now boasts over 100,000 visitors each year. The Education Service provides opportunities for children to learn about the history of the city. The museum also owns 23 paintings by Louise Rayner, which is the largest number in any public collection. Also on display are six recorders made by Peter Bressan; four of these form the only complete set of Bressan recorders in the country.
There is an exciting changing exhibition programme, along with special events, workshops and activities. The museum is open on most days of the year, and admission is free