Summer at The Grosvenor Museum

The new summer brochure has arrived for The Grosvenor Museum of Chester!

June- September 2015. The list of events and exhibitions is sensational. There are many art exhibits running throughout the summer. There is also a list of fabulous and fun workshops for kids– How to keep the kids busy and entertained this summer!

You can pick up the colourful brochure in The Chester Visitor Centre, at The Grosvenor Museum or Heritage Centre.

The events are also listed on their web page :

here are just some ( really just a few!!) of the upcoming exhibits. Please keep an eye on the Chester Culture Calendar to for up to date info and times.

Until 17 June The Grosvenor Museum’s 11th Open Art Exhibition Grosvenor Museum, Exhibition Gallery One Discover the wealth of local creative talent in this diverse and stimulating exhibition, selected from hundreds of entries in open competition. Enjoy a kaleidoscope of colours and styles, a wide range of techniques and materials, and a rich variety of subjects and moods. There will definitely be things you will love, and maybe a few you will hate: come and vote for your favorite.

Until 26 June Cheers! The Pubs, Inns and Taverns of Chester Chester History & Heritage At one time there were said to be 365 hostelries in Chester – a different one for every day of the year! The number has decreased over the years, but it doesn’t seem so long ago that there was a pub on almost every street corner. Our photographic exhibition takes a look at many of these locals, where friends and families met up after a hard day’s work. So raise a glass to the old pubs of Chester!

Until July 19th-Grosvenor Museum, Exhibition Gallery Two Born in Warrington and now based in Liverpool, Frances Disley creates her own work, organises exhibitions, runs the Bluecoat Print Studio, and lectures in fine art at Liverpool Hope University. With her background in printmaking, she has always been excited by how different techniques can transform an artist’s work. This exhibition charts her fascination with process and colour, from large scale multilayered allegorical linocuts of modern day teenagers to her more recent experiments with how photography, painting and print can change the simplest forms into something other-worldly.

Workshops for kids and their families:

This is just a selection- please see the  brochure and / or web page for more detailed information!

Grosvenor Museum, Newstead Gallery 2-4pm

Mid Summer Watch Dragon Making Workshop – FREE- 2-4pm Green, black or red, friendly or scary, come and make your own dragon and take part in Chester’s famous Midsummer Watch Parades. The Watch first took place in 1498, and still today dragons, angels and devils make an annual appearance on Chester’s streets. Come and join one of the oldest and most colourful parades in Britain. Midsummer Watch is at 2pm on 20 and 21 June: full details available at the workshop or at

Tuesday 28 July—Roman Helmets and Shields Grosvenor Museum, Newstead Gallery 2-4pm Free drop-in. Make your own helmet and shield like the ones used by Roman soldiers 2000 years ago.

Thursday 30 July—- Sailing Boats Grosvenor Museum, Newstead Gallery 2-4pm Free drop-in. Make a boat to sail in a rockpool, a pond, or just the bath.

Wed 12th August: 11am-4pm– Summer Holidays!!

Free drop-in. Whatever the weather, join us for a day all about traditional British holidays as part of our exhibition Stephen Clarke: End of the Season. There’ll be ice-cream tasting, postcard making, pebble-painting, souvenir creating and more!


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