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Address: Grosvenor Museum & Shop 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD, England
Phone Number: 01244 402008
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Good city museum

Went here to satisfy our craving for all things archaeological. Chester was the site of one of the roman legionary fortresses in Britain. Not that much remains of it but this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michael J
Royston, United Kingdom

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Royston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here to satisfy our craving for all things archaeological. Chester was the site of one of the roman legionary fortresses in Britain. Not that much remains of it but this museum does attempt to tell the story.

Thank Michael J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love small museums like this, where everything is of local interest. Could be considered a bit old fashioned, but worth a visit.

Thank simonannitsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grosvenor Museum gives a real insight into Chester's past. It has a much better range of artefacts and displays than you'll find in most cities, even more amazing when you consider entry is free. Of course, you'd expect to find Roman displays and there are plenty of intriguing objects in amongst those, a particular gem is the gallery displaying... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice way to start a visit to historic Chester. Best part for us were the recovered skeletal remains of former residents of the Roman occupation.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of displays buy something was missing. It was very formulaic but without any real links to each new area. There was a short film at the stay that touched in do much which was modding. The end part of the tour I'd easily missed as it is after the gift shop and exit.

Thank toon-of-macktoon
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you compare this museum to big museums in cardiff or London then you will be disappointed but it's a good effort. They have lots of interesting information about chester and how it has changed over time. I was expecting a bit more if I an being honest but the family did enjoy it and we would recommend a visit... More 

Thank Simon P
Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This free museum on the main street is well worth a visit . This classic old building is packed with information ,artefacts, and a great history of the Roman occupation when it was called Deva. It really ie a must . There are plenty of hands on exhibition for kids of all ages. One of my favourites was the grosvenor... More 

Thank Anonpeo
Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As perhaps the only museum in Chester, it is indeed a good effort to chronologise Chester and its advent to the present day as depicted in the excellent video show which depicted the Roman's settlement and its aftermath. But, as another reviewer has aptly pointed out a more detailed information was needed as to what lead to the development of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited on the Heritage free weekend, glad I did. There is loads to see and do. Staff are friendly. They offer a photography pass for £1, which means you can take photos of everything, it is well worth the money. If all museums had this option, I wouldn't have to take photos like a stealthy ninja anymore.

Thank Marc C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum as the Roman history of Chester is fascinating. Some good artefacts on show and a couple of exhibitions; one on Roman medicine, the other on coins. The art gallery 'room' is beautifully laid out with some lovey paintings and sculptures. The real highpoint of this museum is the Silver gallery. Beautiful pieces of Chester silver of... More 

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