Grosvenor Museum


(Cheshire Museums and Arts)


27 Grosvenor Street
CH1 2DD
Chester
Cheshire
England
01244 972197
grosvenormuseum@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
www.grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk


The Grosvenor Museum houses collections exploring the history of Chester, its art and silver heritage, and its natural history.

 

 

About the Museum
cheshire grosvenor2The Grosvenor Museum was built in 1885-6 to house the collections of the Chester Archaeological Society and the Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art, together with schools of Science and Art. It was designed by the Chester Architect Thomas Meakin Lockwood.

The museum is named after Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster, who donated a portion of the site in Grosvenor Street and part of the building costs; the rest of the costs were met by public appeal.

20 Castle Street, the Period HouseAt the rear of the museum you will find 20 Castle Street, the Museum's Period House. The house was built around 1680 and its staircase with 'barley sugar' banisters dates from this time. It has been part of the Grosvenor Museum since 1955 and is now displayed as a sequence of nine period rooms dated from 1680 to 1925.

There is a year round programme of special exhibitions and events, with an inspiring service for schools.

The Grosvenor Museum houses a large and varied collection. Some of our best collections are on permanent display, such as our internationally important collection of Roman tombstones. We also have a range of special exhibitions that often feature more, rarely seen items, from our collections. These displays can be found in Gallery 1 on the ground floor, and Gallery 2 on the first floor.

Admission to the museum is free.

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