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Grosvenor Museum

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Address: 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD , England
Phone Number: 01244 402008
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Always a Good Trip

My son loves visiting the museum and we took his dad along as well this time, which was lucky as I couldn't get to half of it with the pushchair due to one of the lifts being out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My son loves visiting the museum and we took his dad along as well this time, which was lucky as I couldn't get to half of it with the pushchair due to one of the lifts being out of order.

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pendle hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were lucky in that the open art exhibition was on and impressive array of art.The permanent collection gives a good insight to the roman area ,the well preserved burial stones in fantastic condition

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Grosvenor museum is a must for new visitors. It is free to entre and has a video screen showing a full timescale history of Chester's History from pre roman through to today. It also has many artefacts of its occupation along with roman stonework

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This museum didn't really excite me. It contains all the usual "local" museum exhibits and the only thing worth seeing is the collection of rare Roman tombstones. There is also a very good display of silverware, but the Period House is too much like a "chocolate box" full of old bric-a-brac for me.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Good free museum (donations optional) situated in a beautiful house. Take time to watch the 15/20 minute video before browsing the museum as it takes you through the history of Chester and for me this was the best bit as I was a little dissapointed at the exhibits.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Despite the positive comments on here, I found this a really disappointing visit. The subject matter should lend itself to be brought to life but narration was dated and unappealing. Luckily it's free entry but a disappointing experience. Chester surely can do better than this.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

First visit to Chester and looked at things to do before hand,the museum is in an altered house and is free to visit they ask for a small donation of £3 per person but it is up to you if you pay or not we did.The roman part of the house is very informative with lots to see and the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This beautiful town house has been very tastefully altered to house the museum. Excellent! It is on several levels, but I only had time to see the ground floor on this visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I found it small and pokey. Was it laid out by a school class project for school groups? Staff very friendly and photography allowed. I learned nothing. Maybevit's just me.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This museum is totally free to go into although they do ask you to make a donation to the upkeep (quite a reasonable thing to do really). It has a lot of exhibits and one must go into the period house that is part of the museum (through the shop).

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