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Grosvenor Museum

27 Grosvenor St, Chester CH1 2DD , England
01244 402008
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Ranked #13 of 40 Attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Parks, Museums
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South Wales
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This museum whilst traditional concentrates heavily on certain periods of Chester's history while seemingly ignoring others - other than the interesting short introductory video! We could not enter one of the ground floor galleries due to the strong, obnoxious and possibly fume-based smell which the staff did not find unusual or concerning. The exhibition concerning the stones and the related... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Located on 3 floors - with some areas catering for schools/young children. There is a lift if you prefer.Good cine as you enter provides a history of Chester which lasts about 10 mins. If it's busy, just head back to it as no time slot provided. Free to go round - however, we gave a donation. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Packed with artifacts.To open the visit is a short but informative video of the history of Chester,from the stone age to the present day. The Roman history is of course the main attraction in the museum and for some unknown reason I found myself glued to and fascinated by the Roman tile roof construction. A purpose built Town house shows... More

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum is much bigger than you imagine but feels" independent " and not that it has outgrown itself . The house part - although small- was fascintaing and very well themed for halloween . Would definately recommend.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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162 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We came here with my friend and her three children. The children enjoyed being able to dress up but the eldest girl, who is 14, didn't find the museum interesting at all. One of the girls undertook the quiz, which meant she took in more information. The museum has a video overview of Chester, which I thought was it's best... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We did not spend much time around the museum, mainly because it was so hot in there that it left you gasping for breath. That aside, what we did see was very interesting artifacts with good descriptions laid out in an interesting manner. The video shown was very interesting. Wish we could have explored it a bit more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

in the heart of Chester, the grosvenor museum gives a good background to the history of Chester and the story behind the wall, port and river. Some interesting tombstones and videos made this museum worth a visit. The Halloween special for the museum was interesting and imaginative, and I would recommend a visit if you are in the area. Also... More

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I'm not the biggest fan in the world of museums, but this one was actually quite interesting. When I heard we were we going, I thought great, we can look at some ancient spearheads. And there were some ancient spearheads, but there was a lot more as well. There were interactive things, such as smelling boxes, and a few interesting... More

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Mold, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I know this place well. It does get noisy with school groups. In my opinion though it tries to do everything, natural history, victoriana, roman remains. I think it would be much better to concentrate on the local roman area and expand the very good roman gallery

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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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