• Learning comes to life The Grosvenor Museum offers a
    wide programme of cross-curricular sessions
    across all key stages.

  • Step back in time From Roman artifacts to silver hallmarked in Chester,
    the Grosvenor Museum explores the rich history
    of Chester and the surrounding areas.

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There's someone special coming to tea at the museum...


The Tiger Who Came To Tea, new exhibition coming soon.

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To ensure the safety of staff and visitors we have introduced revised opening times and pre-booking for all museums. Please note that to guarantee admission, places must be booked in advance.

The Period House is currently closed because its narrow staircase and small rooms don’t leave a lot of space for social distancing.

To pre-book places please ring from Tuesday to Saturday on 01244 972197.

Opening times
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
10.30am – 1pm and 2.30pm – 5.00pm

Closed from 1.00pm till 2.30pm. (Saturdays 1.00pm till 2.00pm)

Last admission at 4.15pm.

Opening times and booking procedures may change at short notice, please check this website before planning a visit.

If you need any assistance ahead of your visit, please ring us on the number above or email us and we will be happy to help. Please do not email us to pre-book unless you need assistance and are unable to ring us.

Information on our other museums can be found on the West Cheshire Museums' homepage.


To help make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible, please read the following before visiting.



Our priority for reopening our museums is to safeguard the safety of staff and visitors. We have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and are following the FIVE STEPS TO SAFER WORKING TOGETHER.

These are some of the measures that we have put in place to protect your safety:

Social distancing
To maintain social distancing, we are reducing the number of visitors at our museums and operating one-way systems.

Personal protection and face coverings
As of 8 August 2020 you must by law now wear a face covering in museums.

For further information about face coverings and exemptions please see information on the Gov.uk website.

Hand sanitiser
Hand sanitiser stations are available at all museums and can be used at regular intervals at exits, entrances, and in gallery spaces.

Feeling unwell
If you or anyone you live with is not feeling well, please postpone your visit and come and see us another time.



Although we have made some changes to how we operate, staff are working hard at all museums to ensure that you have a memorable and safe experience.

This is what you can expect when visiting us:

  • All museums will be operating one-way systems to control visitor numbers and prevent overcrowding.
  • To support Cheshire West and Chester Council’s involvement with the NHS Test and Trace service, all visitors will be asked to provide contact details. Following government guidelines, NHS Test and Trace QR codes are on display in museum receptions so that visitors with the NHS COVID-19 app can check-in, as an alternative to providing contact details.
  • To ensure the safety of all visitors, we have temporarily removed some of our interactive exhibits.
  • We are cleaning at regular intervals all areas of our museums, including toilets. To allow this to take place some facilities will be closed for short periods.
  • Some of our outdoor areas will remain closed until further notice.
  • Some of our shops are open as normal, others are offering a limited range of gifts, which can be booked in advance. Please see 'Visit Us' section below for more information.
  • To protect staff and visitors protective screens are in place in all retail and reception spaces. We recommend, where possible, making cashless payments.

Cheshire Image Bank

The Image Bank is a collection of digital images of photographs, postcards, prints, slides and negatives, all related to Cheshire.

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Children’s activities

Here you will find some fun craft ideas to print out and make at home.

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Adults' crafts

Here you will find some fun crochet and crafts patterns to print out and make at home.

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National curriculum based films and worksheets about the Romans in Chester.

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Sir John Brunner

This mini exhibition celebrates the life of Sir John Brunner, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and social reformer who improved the lives of people in Northwich, Cheshire.

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Culture from your home

Suggestions on what's available elsewhere online.

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