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Grosvenor Museum

27 Grosvenor St, Chester CH1 2DD , England
01244 402008
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Ranked #12 of 39 Attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Parks
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

A very nice collection of bits and pieces, a good set of Roman experiences, but absolutely no attempt to tie it in to the city itself. Can we have a bit more civic pride, please, and more information on what influence the various historic periods had on Chester itself? Why did it develop here, who built it and when, what... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Spent a good hour walking around the exhibits on the Roman history of Chester. Ideal for my daughters school project. Will come back again!

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long melford
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

There are some nice artefacts on show from the Roman period through to the Anglo Saxon and beyond. Upstairs houses Silverware and Oil paintings of great interest . A good learning experience for those not familiar with Chester's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went to this museum as I had a free couple of hours in Chester. I have to say the staff were the most friendly and helpful people I have encountered in such an attraction. It only takes an hour to go around but is definitely worth a look.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Whilst me and my girlfriend visited the lovely city of Chester we tool a walk to the Grosvenor Museum. Whilst in the museum there was quite a lot to see and do but two things did let the place down for me. First although being a free museum you did have to pay for a photo pass and secondly there... More

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bangkok
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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We were rained off while walking the walls so we hurried to the museum for shelter. Reasonably interesting, enjoyed the film on Chester, and particularly enjoyed being able to see a stuffed Raven compared to the other birds in the same family. Musuem isn't big and doesn't take long to see. Were we impressed, no. Don't know if its a... More

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N Wales
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192 reviews 192 reviews
36 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I love Roman history so any museum with Roman artefacts is a must-see for me. I’ve visited this lovely historic building at least 5 times over the past 30 years and walking up the steps into the museum takes me back to my first visit as a child. The Roman gravestones (in the Graham Webster gallery) are still fascinating and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The content was very good in the downstairs levels, but I found that it wained as you got further into the building. The initial roman burial stones and their descriptions were excellent. Just needs more content overall. Good for free though.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nothing to dislike - watch a short film on the history of Chester, the building itself is interesting and everything is well laid out to make the visit an enjoyable one.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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82 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great little museum with well planned layout. The staff are very friendly and helpful. My tip: watch the video in the first room and make your visit to the museum the first thing you do. Gives you a great history of the town. Then do the walls and other roman areas!

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