Chester Castle

Views from Chester Castle
In Partnership with English Heritage
20 July to 16 September

This summer, for three days per week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Chester Castle will be open from 10.30am to 4pm. Visitors will pay £2, unless members of English Heritage,
to visit the Agricola Tower.

Information before your visit


‘Ecce Iterum’ (Latin for see again) is an exhibition at the castle featuring the work of three Chester based artists. Kate Gater, Alexandru Modoi and Estelle Woolley have created new art works that reflect and respond to the Castle and its history. The artworks include sound, photography and sculpture, to draw attention to some of the castle’s hidden features. The artworks will be on display throughout the opening of the Castle.

The Cheshire Archives team will be bringing ‘Crafts from the Past’ to the Castle on 10 and 17 August, visitors will be able to have a go at writing like a Tudor, make a coat of arms and create illuminated letters.

The Castle will be teaming up with Pride again this year to play host to their ‘Chill Out Zone’ on 11 August.

To mark 100 years of women having the right to vote, The Grosvenor Museum’s youth panel will be creating a ‘militant’ atmosphere on the streets of Chester. They’ll be marching with their sashes and banners, demanding that women are given the right to vote, chaining themselves to railings, getting heckled by a Lord and arrested by an Edwardian policeman. All in a day’s work for a Suffragette. 25 August 2.30pm to 3pm.

On 1 and 2 September, Chester Castle hosts a multi-period Re-enactment from Chester Living History in partnership with other re-enactment societies. They will bring the past to life, giving a taste of what life was like between the years 1070 and 1945 A.D.

The City of Chester Male Voice Choir return to the Castle on 9 September.