Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Grosvenor Museum is a museum of natural history and archaeology. It opened in 1886 with major refurbishments in 1894 and 1999. The original architect was Thomas Lockwood who designed the building in the Free Renaissance architectural style.

The museum was named for the family name of the Dukes of Westminster. The First Duke of Westminster provided the land and the funding to establish the museum. The aim of the museum was as a space to preserve archaeological findings, paintings and musical instruments.

Grosvenor Museum welcomes more than 100,000 visitors per year. Collections include art, silver, costumes, artifacts and a number geological findings. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 to 5 PM and on Sundays from 1 PM to 4 PM. It also includes a small museum store and a cafe. Admission is free.

Grosvenor Museum was added to the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building in 1998.

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Sight Name: Grosvenor Museum
Sight Location: Chester, England (See walking tours in Chester)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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