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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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wonderful watercolours (among other things)

We found much more to enjoy here than expected. The building itself is interesting, the introductory video about Chester is an informative start for the visit, the Roman section... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Adelaide, South Australia
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Adelaide, South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We found much more to enjoy here than expected. The building itself is interesting, the introductory video about Chester is an informative start for the visit, the Roman section has some first class exhibits with very good explanations of their meaning and importance, the silver collection is a real treasure, but the highlight was an exhibition of watercolours of old... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Minutes walk from the centre of the City, the Grosvenor Museum is certainly worth an hour or so of your time when visiting Chester. There is a short video explaining how the city has developed and many exhibites dating from the Roman times. Children can try on costumes and really get involved. There is one room dedicated to silver which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum as our first point of interest in Chester... It was well laid out with friendly staff on hand to give an explanation of the heritage attached to the building as well as Chester as a whole. Our visit coincided with a school trip and it was lovely to see young ones enjoying their learning in such... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Took the grandchildren to the Grosvenor museum or should I say mausoleum it is a very old building with lots of stairs and the exhibits are also very old and tired looking not much for the children to get involved with not impressed.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Staff are pleasant, the museum has plenty of activities for the children. Okay to pass an hour away. It is free and a donation is greatly received.

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Kent, UK
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Didn't take all that long to walk around, but it's free so can't really complain. The exhibits are interesting and tell you a bit more about local history - particularly the roman occupation. I was a little bit disappointed with the period house - while it was fascinating to see a house set out at different periods, I thought the... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have been coming here for more years than I care to disclose and still find it fascinating. Also a handy place to go if it is raining. If you are in the vicinity it is well worth a visit.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very well laid out exhibits, and clearly explained. Good to watch the DVD film on the history of the town. Good disabled access if needed.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great to just wonder through, so many roman artifacts- a great collection. The Museum is free but is worth giving a donation.

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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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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