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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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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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17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Visited for the first time and we enjoyed a couple of hours looking around. The introductory film was a good overview of the history of the city and there were very interesting items on display. We felt that the natural history section was a bit uninspiring in comparison to the rest of the museum.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We are very interested in history and love our home city of Chester. However, this museum really is disappointing for such a great city. The prize exhibit (in my opinion the only thing worth making the effort for) are the Roman gravestones. They are quite impressive and it is fascinating to read the translations (or to practise your Latin knowledge).... More

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Masterton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Free entry. Lots and lots of really interesting exhibits. I enjoyed the information on the Roman Chester, its amazing to think of the history in the objects. You need a fair amount of time to look around here to take it all in.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

2 mums took their children to entertain them educationally in the school holidays, well worth a visit interesting for all ages.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Grosvenor Museum is the city museum. It tells the story of Chester from pre-Roman times to the modern day, and includes a natural history exhibit as a bonus. The highlight for me was the remarkable collection of Roman gravestones which were rescued from the city walls. They are displayed in a section of the museum which explains Roman burial... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

As I hadn't visited the museum for many years I invited a friend to come along. We went via the local bus to avoid any parking problems. The exhibitions were well worth seeing. It was quiet that morning, which gave us time and space to see everything properly. The small shop had the usual expensive items which were mainly directed... More

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