Grosvenor Museum

27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD

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Tel: 01244 972197

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Located in England’s most picturesque city, the Grosvenor Museum’s nationally important collections celebrate Chester’s cultural heritage.  The Roman galleries explore life in the Roman fortress of Deva and display the largest group of inscribed and sculpted Roman stones from a single site in Britain.  The paintings and sculpture in the Art Gallery span half a millennium of art in Cheshire, while the Silver Gallery presents the definitive collection of Chester silver.  Nine period rooms illustrate changing fashions in domestic interiors from the 17th century to the 1920s.  Further galleries explore the area’s natural history and display highlights of the costume and coin collections.

There is an active programme of special exhibitions and events. See website for more information.

Wheelchair access to the ground floor, including Exhibition Gallery One, Lecture Theatre and accessible toilet.  No lift to Art Gallery, Costume Gallery or Exhibition Gallery Two on first floor.


There is a small café at the museum offering hot and cold drinks, and small snacks. For something more substantial 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.

Guide Prices

FREE Tickets

Opening Times

All year, 2019 (5 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Saturday10:30 - 17:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00

* Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day


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Road Directions

27 Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD. From the inner ring road, turn into Grosvenor Street and the museum is located on the right hand side.

Public Transport Directions

Only 10 minutes walk from Chester Town Hall; 25 minutes from Chester Railway Station


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Recent Reviews:

  • MrWil_low
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Local Museum - Worthy But Worn
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 27th November 2018
    This is an OK local museum. The best bits are on the ground floor - a room on Roman Chester and a temporary exhibition on death, of all things. After that it peters off. The bulk is some dated... Read full review
  • Malcolm B
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    They have a pen used in Tokyo for the Japanese surrender in WWII
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 9th December 2018
    Thought I had read about it but they do actually have a pen use at Tokyo for the Japanese WWII Surrender together with another used in the Philippines. Unique as all others are Stateside. Also an... Read full review
  • G4439EZjanebar
    Trip Type:
    Chester's main museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 12th January 2019
    Enjoyed a walk around around the Grosvenor museum though some rooms looked worn out. Came here after the advice of the Roman tour guide a and the model of the city was very impressive Read full review



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Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - 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.

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketing Cheshire Member

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted

Contact Us

Tel: 01244 972197

Tel: 01244 972197

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