Group visits

PageLines-youthpanelcrop.jpgThe Grosvenor Museum welcomes all groups, whether special interest groups, students, overseas visitors, or other lifelong learners. We ask that you book in advance to ensure that your visit does not coincide with a schools visit, to prevent overcrowding in the galleries.

Guided tours are available on request, agreed in advance and subject to staffing. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and cost £1.50 per person (minimum charge £30).

If you are bringing a group of overseas students, we ask that you please donate £1 per person. This donation can either be made in cash on the day or by cheque made payable to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

To book, please contact Virginia Kettle, Bookings Officer, on 01244 972120 or

Planning your visit:

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday: 10.30am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4pm

How to get here

By bus

The museum is a 10 minutes walk from the bus station behind Chester Town Hall.

By train

The museum is 20 minutes away from Chester Railway Station. Take the shuttle bus from directly outside the station entrance to the city centre (ticket £1). The museum is then a 15 minute walk from the bus stop.

By car

The nearest public car park is The Little Roodee Coach and Car Park on Castle Drive, a 5 minute walk away from the museum. There is a disabled parking bay outside the museum.


The Grosvenor Museum has full independent access to the ground floor, including Exhibition Gallery One, the Lecture Theatre, the ground floor of the Period House, the Roman Gallery, the Stories in Stone Gallery and the accessible toilet.

The Art Gallery, Silver Gallery, Natural History Gallery and Exhibition Gallery Two are on the first floor, the Education Workroom is on the second floor. There is no lift.


There is no café at the museum but there is a hot drinks machine by the shop. There are many cafes, restaurants and pubs nearby. You are welcome to eat your packed lunch in the Kings Arms Kitchen, however please note there is no disabled access. The Kings Arms Kitchen is used by schools over lunch periods during term time.