• 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.



The days may be getting shorter but there's plenty of things to discover, learn and do at West Cheshire Museums.
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Pride in the Past

1 February - 10 March 2017

The exhibition will be spread throughout the city and will bring together artefacts documenting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) story of Chester and Cheshire.
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The Cheshire Salt Industry Today

6 December - 31 March 2017, Lion Salt Works

Explore how the Cheshire salt industry has developed over time to the present day manufacturing of salt.
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All the World's a Stage

9 January – 30 June. Chester History and Heriage

From amateur dramatics to the much loved Royalty Theatre, from the Tatler newsreels to the evenings when we were all bewitched by the silver screens .
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Louise Rayner: Victorian Watercolours

21 January – 17 April. Grosvenor Museum

The much-loved watercolours of Louise Rayner (1832-1924) present a uniquely charming vision of Victorian Chester. She delighted in the textures of crumbling plaster, weather-beaten timber, peeling posters and rough cobbles.

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Visual Arts Cheshire: Inspirations from the Collection

8 October 2016 - 12 March 2017. Weaver Hall

Artwork created in response to the collections of Weaver Hall Museum and the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.
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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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