Here you find an overview of all exhibitions at Grosvenor Museum in Chester. Besides the current temporary exhibitions, the overview lists permanent exhibitions, upcoming exhibitions and past exhibitions.


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Unexpected Elegance: Female fashion from the 1970's
07Jul

Unexpected Elegance: Female fashion from the 1970's

The 1970's are often called the "decade that taste forgot", but the dresses in this small exhibition show that this was far from true. From minis to midis & maxis, in fabrics ranging from cotton & cor...
Dead Normal: Death in Everyday Life
22Apr

Dead Normal: Death in Everyday Life

Death is a universal occurrence - people have always died, and still do. The ways we have thought about and interacted with death depend on many factors and have changed over time. This exhibition exp...
Memento Mori: Tombs and Memorials in Cheshire
24Feb

Memento Mori: Tombs and Memorials in Cheshire

As we remember the centenary of the end of the Great War, this exhibition presents watercolours, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture showing how Cheshire commemorated its dead from the Romans...
Winter Watch
27Jan

Winter Watch

The Midsummer and Winter Watch parades are a unique part of Chester's history, still enjoyed by hundreds of people each year. This exhibition explores the work which goes into staging them and gives a...
Castle Street at Christmas
06Jan

Castle Street at Christmas

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and step back in time to the Christmas of yesteryear. Come and see our period rooms decked out in festive finery, and discover how the pe...
Michael Sandle: Monumental Rage
07Oct

Michael Sandle: Monumental Rage

Professor Michael Sandle RA, who studied at Chester School of Art, is widely recognised as one of the finest sculptors in the world, and is also a brilliant draughtsman and printmaker. Appropriately f...
Right Here, Right Now: 21st-Century Art
08May

Right Here, Right Now: 21st-Century Art

Arranged around the themes of people and animals, landscapes and buildings, still life, faith and abstraction, the exhibition celebrates the quality and diversity of art made since the year 2000. The...
From Icon to Red Square: Paintings by Adrian Sumner, inspired by the art of Russia
07May

From Icon to Red Square: Paintings by Adrian Sumner, inspired by the art of Russia

The Russian Avant- Garde created radical and prophetic art which dealt with aspects of the country's society at a time of revolutionary change in the early 20th century. This exhibition explores the i...
Poulton - An Archaeological Landscape
05Nov

Poulton - An Archaeological Landscape

Poulton is a small farming hamlet just outside Chester with a fascinating archaeological story to tell. Over the past twenty years, archaeologists from the Poulton Research Project have been uncoverin...
Modern Watercolours
22Oct

Modern Watercolours

For centuries, British painters have excelled in the art of watercolour. Artists today are no less skilled, but have expanded the range of media to include gouache, acrylic & ink as well as pure water...
Roman Hoards of Cheshire
01Oct

Roman Hoards of Cheshire

This small exhibition features amazing Roman Hoards including the recently discovered Malpas & Frodsham Hoards, on loan from the National Museums Liverpool. Hoards like this help us explore life in th...
Alistair Tucker: The Sublime Landscape
16Jul

Alistair Tucker: The Sublime Landscape

Alistair Tucker is currently Head of Art at the Queen's School in Chester, and lives on the Wirral. The Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins once said "The world is charged with the grandeur of God" A...
Minted: Making Money and Meaning
11Jul

Minted: Making Money and Meaning

The Grosvenor Museum has an amazing Money collection containing coins, tokens, jettons & paper money. This small exhibition looks at how money was made, how it was used by those who created it, and wh...
Minis & More: Female Fashion from the Swinging Sixties
04Jul

Minis & More: Female Fashion from the Swinging Sixties

This small exhibition shows day & evening dresses, holiday & wedding dresses by Christian Dior of London & Nola Gowns of Chester, Susan Small, & the boutique labels Dollyrockers & Kweens. Ranging from...
The Grosvenor Museum's 12th Open Art Exhibition
21Jun

The Grosvenor Museum's 12th Open Art Exhibition

Discover the wealth of local creative talent in this diverse and stimulating exhibition, selected from open competition. Enjoy a kaleidoscope of colours and styles, a wide range of techniques and mate...
Raising Horizons
04Jun

Raising Horizons

This exhibition celebrates the forgotten histories of female archaeologists, palaeontologists, & geologists. It brings together the "TrowelBlazers", a collaboration between female scientists & photogr...
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