We continue to follow many of our Covid precautions for the safety of our visitors and staff, and we strongly encourage visitors to do the same.

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What's on

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Halloween events

Get into the spirit with our spooktacular family activities – some with a climate change twist.

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Get ready for our 14th Open Art exhibition!

Artists from across the country are invited to apply for a chance to display their work at our popular exhibition, which has built up a reputation for presenting the best in contemporary art.

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Curated Closet

Clothes are a reflection of the times we live in. Curated Closet at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester, and the Lion Salt Works in Northwich, explore this link with a fabulous selection of clothes.

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Things to make and do

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Children’s activities

Here you will find some fun craft ideas to print out and make at home.

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Adults' crafts

Here you will find some fun crochet and crafts patterns to print out and make at home.

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Online exhibitions

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My Cheshire

An online open exhibition by the people who live and work here

Everyone is welcome to take part and it’s really easy to enter (promise!)

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Working Women in Cheshire

Wartime and industry, 1914-1950.

Women’s work changed dramatically during the first half of the twentieth century. This exhibition highlights the essential role women played in keeping the county (and country) going during the first and second World Wars.

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Andy Brown's salt and pepper pots

From Betty Boop in a biplane, via some Alien eggs, to Bugs Bunny at the piano, prepare yourself for a new sensation: salt and pepper pot envy. Part of the Lion Salt Works' season of salt and food.

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Learning from home

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Digging Detectives

Become a Digging Detective by joining our archaeology team and working out where our objects belong!

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Salve Deva!*

National curriculum based films and worksheets about the Romans in Chester.

*Latin for 'Hello Chester!'

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More to explore

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New Archaeology

See what we found in this year's dig in Grosvenor Park, Chester

Find out more on the Cheshire Archaeology Website >


Cheshire Image Bank

The Image Bank is a collection of digital images of photographs, postcards, prints, slides and negatives, all related to Cheshire.

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Culture from your home

Suggestions on what's available elsewhere online.

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Find our museums

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