The Grosvenor Museum in Chester, Chester

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Celebrate the rich history of Chester at the The Grosvenor Museum in Chester. The free museum, opened in 1886, houses collections of Roman artifacts, musical instruments, artwork, and decor, all pertaining to early life in Chester. Admire the largest public collection of Louise Rayner paintings or the standing exhibit of original Roman tombstones. Don’t miss touring the three-story townhouse decorated in Victorian-style located behind the gift shop. Pack a lunch or plan to eat at one of the pubs in town as the museum has no onsite cafe. Make The Grosvenor Museum in Chester a part of your Chester vacation plans using our Chester trip planner .
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  • Did not know what to expect, but there was a lot to see. The Roman exhibit was particularly good. Some attractive paintings, a display of 70s dresses, and a house decorated in different eras with mode...  more »
  • Does a great job on describing Roman Chester in a very human way. The house through the centuries a nice touch, but the total absence of the city's golden era in the Middle Ages is a bit puzzling. Wel...  more »
  • Fun for all ages. Donation suggestion. Clean toilets and a little shop on site. Always extra things going on there. Attended the All about Alice event this week. Check website for info  more »
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  • Great little museum. Son loved dressing up in civil war helmets and Victorian clothes. Lots of interesting exhibits with bitesize explanations. An entertaining, informative hour!
  • Kids loved it. Lots of interactive displays. They enjoyed trying on the helmets! We also went during Pokemon weekend so we were able to watch the Pokemon movie for free in the auditorium, which was very comfortable.
  • A fabulous museum with great exhibits! There's also interactive parts for kids to get involved, although I definitely wasn't going to miss the chance to try on a roman helmet so they're great for adults to!
  • Took a school trip here & enjoyed watching our kids learn to drill like Roman soldiers. Great workshop too. Facilities for eating not so great but it is a fairly compact site.
  • Great little museum. And it's free. My son really enjoyed the Roman exhibition.

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Chester is not only steeped in Roman history, but also packed with a wide range of modern lodging options. The selection of hotels runs the gamut from family-run operations to luxury big-name brands, known for offering spacious rooms upstairs and Michelin-rated cuisine downstairs. Most of Chester's finest hotels are located within the diminutive city center, which makes them an ideal base for exploring everything this urban area has to offer. A wider variety of less expensive options, including cozy B&Bs and traditional inns, is located a short walk from the town center.
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