The Grosvenor Museum
At the Grosvenor Museum you can discover the history of the fascinating city of Chester and the people who have made it so special. It houses an impressive collection of Roman tombstones, along with fascinating 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!
There is an exciting changing exhibition programme, along with special events, workshops and activities, which you can learn more about on this site.
Admission to the museum is free.
Can you help evaluate our new look Roman Gallery?
We are looking for volunteers from our current visitors to take part in a focus group to evaluate new interpretation in the Roman Stones Gallery due to be completed late February. The focus group will take place at the museum in early March and participants will receive a gift voucher. If you would like to volunteer, please send your name, address, email and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exhibitions and events
- Open art exhibition 2013
- Online exhibitions
- History detectives
- The Grosvenor Museum Society
27 Grosvenor Street
Tel: 01244 972197
Monday - Saturday: 10.30am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm
Please note: Grosvenor Museum will be closed 24-26 December 2012 and 1 January 2013
The Grosvenor Museum has full independent access to the ground floor, including Exhibition Gallery One, Lecture Theatre, the ground floor of the Period House, the Roman Gallery and the Roman Stones Gallery and accessible toilet.
The Art Gallery, Silver Gallery, Natural History Gallery and Exhibition Gallery Two are on the first floor, the Education Workroom is on the second floor. There is no lift.
There are many cafes, restaurants and pubs nearby. There are hot and cold drinks machines available in the Kings Arms Kitchen and you are welcome to eat your packed lunch in this area.
Please note: the Kings Arms Kitchen is on the first floor and there is no disabled access. It is used by schools over lunch periods during term time.
The shop stocks a range of books and gifts for all ages, along with greetings cards, stamps and disposable cameras.
How to get here:
By public transport:
10 minutes walk from Chester Town Hall
25 minutes walk from Chester Railway Station, shuttle bus into the City Centre (ticket £1).
From the inner ring road turn into Grosvenor Street and the museum is located on the right hand side. The nearest public car park is The Little Roodee Coach and Car Park on Castle Drive a 5 minute walk away from the museum.
Unfortunately there is no parking bay for disabled visitors outside the museum building at present due to scaffolding at the front of the museum.