• Chester History and Heritage Find out more about the city's past,
    or find your own ancestors
    with our family history resources.

  • Weaver Hall Museum
    and Workhouse
    Explore what life was like for Victorian Paupers
    and discover the industrial past of Northwich
    in our new Industrial Voices gallery.

  • Stretton Watermill Visit one of England's oldest
    working watermills, set in the
    beautiful Cheshire countryside.

  • Lion Salt Works The Lion Salt Works is now open.
    Find out what you can see at Cheshire's newest attraction.

  • Grosvenor Museum Come and see Roman artefacts, archaeology,
    natural history, art and silver, and visit the Period House,
    which showcases life throughout the last four centuries.

  • Learning at
    West Cheshire Museums
    With so many sites, we've got so much to offer.
    Find out more about what we can do for you.

Find our museums

Our sites are spread out across West Cheshire. View them on the map below, or find out more about our museums.


Summer 2016

Summer is here and there's a new season of things to discover, learn and do at West Cheshire Museums.
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Chester Heritage Festival

3 - 11 September 2016

Talks, demonstrations and films at the Grosvenor Museum and Chester History and Heritage for the Festival, which runs alongside the nationwide Heritage Open Days.
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In Good Humour: Disease, Doctors & Dying in the Roman World

9 July until 6 November 2016, Grosvenor Museum

Explore the fascinating world of Roman medicine from diagnosis, to deals with the Gods, through to death, with amazing artefacts from across the Roman Empire.
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Sugar, Spam and a Sherbet Dip

11 July – 16 December. Chester History and Heriage

An evocative look back at those small little shops that were the mainstay of our lives before the supermarkets took over.
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Minted: Making Money and Meaning

23 July - 16 October. Grosvenor Museum

Our amazing coin collection is showcased in this exhibtion, which charts not only money as part of people's wealth, but also examines coins as a political tool.
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View from the Bridge: A Retrospective of Adrian Sumner

11 June - 2 October. Weaver Hall

A kaleidoscopic look through the painting career of renowned local artist Adrian Sumner.
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Learning comes to life

There's a huge variety of workshops, trips and visits specially tailored for schools, on offer across all of West Cheshire Museums. Find out what your school can discover and learn.
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