Chester Museums and Art Galleries (Self Guided), 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: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 Km or 0.4 Miles
Author: rose
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Baron Fine Art Gallery
  • The Watergate Street Gallery
  • Dewa Roman Experience
  • Cheshire Military Museum
  • Grosvenor Museum
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: 9:15 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 pm – 5:30 pm.
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 9:30 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (December to January)
Cheshire Military Museum

4) 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: Daily: 10 am - 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Grosvenor Museum

5) 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, musical instruments, and a room arranged as a Victorian parlour.

The museum is in Ruabon red brick with sandstone dressings, and it has a red tile roof in free Renaissance style. Above the door are spandrels with carvings representing Science and Art. The Dutch gables are carved with peacocks flanked by the supporters of the Grosvenor arms. In the entrance hall are four columns made from Shap granite, and a mosaic which features the city arms, which was made by the firm of Ludwig Oppenheimer. The museum has over 100,000 visitors each year. The museum contains a collection of Roman tombstones. It also owns 23 paintings by Louise Rayner, which is the largest number in any public collection. The museum also holds six recorders made by Peter Bressan; four of these form the only complete set of Bressan recorders in the country.

Operation hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm;
Sight description based on wikipedia

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's Historical Architecture Tour

Chester's Historical Architecture 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 or 1.1 Miles
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: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Chester Introduction Walk

Chester Introduction 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 or 2.3 Miles
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 or 1.4 Miles
Chester's Black-And-White Architecture Tour

Chester's Black-And-White Architecture 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 or 0.6 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical 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...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles