Chester Museums and Art Galleries, Chester

Chester cultural and historical heritage is both rich and various. Thus, the museums and art galleries of the city are a must-visit. The popular attractions are well preserved, structured and easily one of the greatest entertainment and educational venues in Chester. Take this tour to experience and learn about everything Chester has to offer.
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Chester Museums and Art Galleries Map

Guide Name: Chester Museums and Art Galleries
Guide Location: England » Chester (See other walking tours in Chester)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Author: rose
Baron Fine Art Gallery

1) Baron Fine Art Gallery

Baron Fine Art Gallery is located next to the Watergate Street Gallery. Baron Fine specializes in 19th and 20th century oil paintings, watercolors and drawings. The gallery is particularly famous for its vast collection of watercolors. Baron Fine Art was founded in 1990 and offers exhibits from around the world.

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Sunday: 1:30 pm – 5:15...   view more
The Watergate Street Gallery

2) The Watergate Street Gallery

The Watergate Street Gallery offers a vast collection of original works of art and prints. Over one thousand framed pictures of high quality are presented at the permanent exhibits from local, national and international artists. The gallery was founded in 1992 and is a must-visit while in Chester.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00...   view more
Dewa Roman Experience

3) Dewa Roman Experience (must see)

Once upon a time, Romans built a Dewa fortress as part of their ever expanding empire. The fortress is buried under the city these days, yet families may venture across ancient grounds and see what it might have been like for Romans living in the time period. Here you will admire archaeological remains, such as pottery and Roman armor. Audio-visual presentation is also available.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (February to November); Monday -...   view more
Chester Toy & Doll Museum

4) Chester Toy & Doll Museum

Chester Toy & Doll Museum features a vast collection of dolls and teddies from the period 1860 to 1950. Along with the dolls and teddy bears, the museum also displays Dinky cars and Hornby trains. However, Chester Toy & Doll Museum is not just for looking, as visitors may purchase their next prized possession or gift at the museum...   view more
Cheshire Military Museum

5) Cheshire Military Museum (must see)

The Cheshire Military Museum is a military museum in Chester. The museum covers the history of four British Army regiments connected with the County of Cheshire from 1685 onwards: the Cheshire Regiment, the Cheshire Yeomanry, the 3rd Carabiniers, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and also the Eaton Hall Officer Cadet School. The museum is located in the barracks at Chester Castle.

Operation hours: Monday — Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm;

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Grosvenor Museum

6) Grosvenor Museum (must see)

Grosvenor Museum is located on Grosvenor Street in Chester. Its full title is The Grosvenor Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, with Schools of Science and Art, for Chester, Cheshire and North Wales. It takes its name from the family name of the Dukes of Westminster, who are major landowners in Cheshire. The museum opened in 1886, it was extended in 1894, and major refurbishments took place between 1989 and 1999. Its contents include archaeological items from the Roman period, paintings,...   view more
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Walking Tours in Chester, England

Create Your Own Walk in Chester

Create Your Own Walk in Chester

Creating your own self-guided walk in Chester is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Chester Historical Architectural Tour

Chester Historical Architectural Tour

Chester is a phenomenal city for fans of architecture. Here you will find interesting houses, rows and terraces. Additionally, the vast majority of the structures are listed by the English Heritage and include work from such famous architects as James Harrison, T.M. Penson, John Douglas and others.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Chester's City Walls

Chester's City Walls

Chester is the only city in Great Britain that maintained the full circuit of its ancient defensive walls. The main access through the walls is provided by four major gates. There are also towers along the walls such as Water Tower and Bonewaldesthorne's Tower. Today, tourists may travel down the ancient walls and learn about the rich history of this magnificent city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Chester's Black-And-White Architectural Tour

Chester's Black-And-White Architectural Tour

If you visit Chester the first thing you might notice is the magnificent black-and-white architecture. The Rows are unique in Great Britain, while the black-and-white revival and timber framing styles are prominent for Chester. These charming buildings will definitely catch your eyes and make your visit even more memorable.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Family Entertainment in Chester

Family Entertainment in Chester

Chester offers fantastic opportunities for the whole family. Inside the city, parents and children alike will find places of interest, including but not limited to the Miniature Railway, Dewa Roman Experience and The Old Sweet Shop. Take a day out with the family and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere, fun and pleasant memories for your children.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Chester Churches

Chester Churches

Chester is a city with wonderful churches, as the vast majority of the structures offer special architectural and cultural value (most Grade I or Grade II listed buildings). Visitors will admire the beauty of these religious structures, some of which date several centuries back. Additionally, the churches are active in the city life, providing religious services, organizing various events and activities for their visitors.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Chester is a city with many worthwhile landmarks. Eastgate Clock, Chester Castle and Chester Roman Amphitheater are just a few of the wonderful sights in this fine city. So, if you're looking for a fantastic way to spend an afternoon, travel along a route that takes you to the most remarkable spots in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km