In addition to free films in the lecture theatre featuring footage of the Coronation and Chester in the 1950s, a film by Theatre in the Quarter* inspired by interviews between teenagers and a generation around at the time of the Coronation, will also be shown. The Museum’s Costume Gallery will display 1950s costumes and visitors will have a rare chance to handle and admire 1950s items from around the Museum.
The Museum’s History Hub will feature an exhibition of photos from Chester in the 1950s and there will be fun Jubilee craft activities available from Thursday to Saturday (not Sunday). There will be a small display of royal collection items in the Museum Foyer and for people living with Dementia there will be a themed event.
The Grosvenor Museum is located in 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester and was opened in 1886. The Grade II listed building explores the history of Chester, including its art, natural history and what life was like during the Roman military occupation. It also contains a silver collection unrivalled outside London. The Museum also contains a Period House with rooms from the 17th – 20th century. The museum holds year-round exhibitions and events and has an inspiring schools service.