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“Excellent introduction to the city's Roman history”
Review of Grosvenor Museum

Grosvenor Museum
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City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #10 of 96 things to do in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

I went to this museum in February - admission was free but one of the major galleries was being refurbished, so I didn't get to see the full collection.

Like many local museums, the collection was quite eclectic but the centrepiece was clearly the Roman artefacts, which are found on the ground floor. These provide an interesting and detailed introduction to the city's Roman heritage, with separate cabinets covering everything from tiles and jewellery to tableware and weapons.

Upstairs there were galleries with collections of paintings and silver. The museum also links to 20 Castle Street, a townhouse featuring rooms decorated in a variety of historical styles. When I was there, there was also an exhibition of 1950s dresses.

The staff are friendly and helpful, and I found this a good place to spend a couple of hours.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a well maintained and accessible green space on the edge of walled Chester, and a very nice place to spend a pleasant hour or so, eating ice cream, enjoying the flowers,in the summer, or feeding the very friendly squirrels any time of the year.The space is used for open air theatre in the summer, and has hosted the wonderful invasion by large numbers of Romans each May, as part of the MBNA Chestival season - fantastic entertainment, lots of historical information, and all free! You can use the park as a cut through from the city centre down to the river, or enjoy it for itself. The little railway is great fun for smaller children.

Thank Heather M
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Well established park , that is often the setting for events in chester. Lovely walk around in he autumn and snow with views over the river. Bring a bag of monkey nuts and he squirrels will comeup to you and eat from your hand. Also a popular railway for kids to ride on.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Well laid out over three floors with a good mix of artifacts and information with the added bonus of having free entry during January

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

I imagine this would be a nice place to hang out or go for a stroll during the summer, although there's nothing really distintive about it. Our visit was during a cold, drizzly day during January. The place was deserted except for some intimidating youths playing loud awful music, so we didn't feel like hanging about for too long!

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