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Grosvenor Museum

27 Grosvenor St, Chester CH1 2DD , England
01244 402008
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Ranked #10 of 25 Attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Parks, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Parks, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

So many Roman tombstones..need to be a history buff to take it all in. The museum needs to think about how to get people to interact with its exhibits, rather that relying on their ability to sustain interest through what could be a rather tedious visit

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Prees, null, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a good place to visit to see and touch the Roman tomb stones as in many.place you can only just lookat

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Perth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The museum occupies a lovely building in itself. I thoroughly enjoyed the video and the downstairs room of the picturesque Chester display the most which explains much of the history of the heritage and most especially The Rows.

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Barnsley, England
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Definitely a must see in Chester. Free and interesting exhibits. If you like Roman artefacts, this is for you!

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Has a good collection of Roman artefacts especially the tombstones. Don't miss the rooms upstairs at the back of the museum by the shop.

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South Wales
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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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 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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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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