• 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.


Spring 2016

Winter is nearly over and there's a new season of things to discover, learn and do at West Cheshire Museums.
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Inspired by Gothic: Ruins, Romance, Revival

From 5 March. Grosvenor Museum

The medieval past has often been seen in romantic terms – idealised as an age of faith and chivalry, its evocative remains stirring the emotions and appealing to tradition. Explore


A War-Torn Parish

6 January – 31 March. Chester History and Heriage.

The effects of the Great War upon the families of St. Werburgh’s, Chester, from initial fervent patriotic responses to gradual realisation that the war would not be ‘over by Christmas’.
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Samurai Arms and Armour

14 November 2015 - 21 February. 2016 Grosvenor Museum

Exceptional pieces made by some of the greatest Japanese swordsmiths and armourers from the 16th century to the present day.
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A Prehistoric Landscape: Archaeology of the Mid-Cheshire Ridge

Until 7 February. Weaver Hall

Cheshire’s Sandstone Ridge, once described as ‘the backbone of Cheshire’, is one of the most distinctive landscapes in the county. This exhibition explores the earliest human history of the Ridge up to the Roman invasion of AD 43.
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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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