Grosvenor Museum


Tuesday - Saturday - 10.30am - 5pm
Sunday - 1pm - 4pm
Closed on Monday

About this Museum

The Grosvenor Museum tells the story of Chester from pre-history to the present day. The museum has particularly strong collections of material relating to Roman life in Chester, including an internationally important collection of Roman tombstones which were found in the 19th century having been reused in the city walls.

The museum also contains an art gallery with very fine painting and sculpture by regional artists with landscapes of Cheshire and North Wales. The Ridgway Silver Gallery showcases the best of a collection of hallmarked Chester silver, from race trophies to church plate. The museum’s period house features decorative styles and furniture from the Stuarts to the 1920s, highlighting changes in living conditions throughout the centuries.

There is also a Natural Cheshire gallery focused on the flora, fauna and geology of the Cheshire area.



27 Grosvenor Street



Free admission



01244 972 197

Visit info

Length of visit

1-2 hours


Free children’s quizzes available for the Roman galleries. Period house explorer backpacks available from reception. Family friendly activities available during school holidays.

Tours and activities for schools and groups with costumed re-enactors available to book.


Gift shop selling souvenirs, stationery, sweets, books and cards.

Small period tea room with a small selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Lecture theatre available to hire for conferences, film screenings and events.


Permits are available from reception for £1. Flash is not permitted in the art gallery.


Accessible toilet is available on the ground floor.
Parking spaces outside the museum for blue badge holders.
Regrettably there is no wheelchair access to the upper galleries.

Getting there
By car:

Follow signs from Chester city centre
Nearest parking is pay and display at Little Roodee

By train:

Nearest station is Chester

Mooring Points:

Chester Canal, off Frodsham Street