We continue to follow many of our Covid precautions for the safety of our visitors and staff and we strongly encourage visitors to do the same

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Please note there will be some changes to traffic flow in Chester over the coming months.


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DSC_1989The Grosvenor Museum
27 Grosvenor Street

01244 972197

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10.30am – 5pm

Last admission at 4.15pm

Sunday: 1pm – 4pm

Please note we are operating a system of pre-booked timed entries. Click on the orange ‘Book your visit now’ button near the top of the page for more information.

Museum shop and café

Our shop stocks a range of books, greetings cards and historical gifts. Our cafe is currently closed but there are lots of places to eat within ten minutes walk of the museum in the centre of Chester.

How to get here

By bus

The Museum is a 10-15 minute walk from Chester Bus Station. From the Cross, walk down Bridge Street and at the traffic lights turn right onto Grosvenor Street. The museum is on the left hand side.

By train

20 minutes journey from Chester Railway Station. Take the shuttle bus from directly outside the station entrance to the city centre (ticket £1). The museum is 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 wheelchair access to the ground floor, including Exhibition Gallery One, the Lecture Theatre, the ground floor of the Period House, the Roman Galleries and accessible toilet.

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


Talks by societies

Several societies use our Lecture Theatre to hold talks on various subjects. Please contact individual societies for more information.

Grosvenor Museum Society

Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art Lec. Sec. Tony Ord 01829 782262

Chester Archaeological Society Lec. Sec. Alan Williams 01244 310563

Chester Photographic Society Lec. Sec. John Dernie 01244 300166

Chester Civic Trust Lec. Sec. 01244 318415

Chester Society for Landscape History Lec. Sec. Diane Jackson 01352 741422

Society of Thirteen Lec. Sec. Mike Nichol 0151 3261017

Chester Globetrotters Lec. Sec. Angela Blundell 01244 629930

The Arts Society Chester Lec. Sec.

Chester Film Society Lec. Sec. Tony Slater

Chester RSPB Lec. Sec. Norman Sadler 01244 335670

Adrian Sumner 01606 782516

Cambridge Society of West Cheshire and North wales