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Grosvenor Museum

27 Grosvenor St, Chester CH1 2DD , England
01244 402008
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Ranked #12 of 37 Attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Parks
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
82 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
19 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

as far as museums go this held our interest from minute one !! a mixture of Roman, Medieval etc...... Static room displays of life and living conditions are just some of the exhibits.... easily accessible from the city center.

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Enjoyable museum in what is actually a quite nice little building. It is quite small as far as museums go, but it's proportionate to the size of Chester. Although we didn't have children with us, it's probably got just enough interactive opportunities within to keep children of about 6/7+ entertained for an hour. Adults will get two hours or so... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Staff good and helpful - but make sure you ask them and they will give you info - lots of history and its free - ask for the kids quiz sheets and look out for the open days when the towers on the wall are open - could do with a refurbishment tho and a good clean - but guess... More

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