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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. To visit The Grosvenor Museum in Chester and other attractions in Chester, use our Chester itinerary builder.
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  • To be honest I thought it was quite a poor museum but understand they probably have little funding, I had just come from the wonderful museums of Liverpool so perhaps comparison was unfair.  more »
  • This is a real mixed bag with many different rooms all worth visiting. The Roman stones are amazing. The silver is stunning. The staff are enthusiasts and really helpful. It's good to see school parti...  more »
  • We visited this museum to learn about Roman Chester and were not disappointed. The introductory time line film was relevant, concise and information. The displays and artefacts were fascinating and we...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Went as a parent helper on a school trip and even I learned a few things I didn't already know. Very interesting and gets kids actively involved. Great day.
  • Interesting museum featuring Roman Chester. Large collection of Roman tombstones.
  • Great museum. So much packed into a small space.

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Where to stay in Chester

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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