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The Roman Empire and Its Impact on Britain

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Investigate the Romanisation of Britain and explore life in Roman Chester with our partners

A Day at the Mill: Covering Science and History

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Your themed visit includes a guided tour of our fully working watermill explaining the machinery, the history and the importance of the mill in food and farming.

Comparing Pieter Bruegel and LS Lowry

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
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Discover the lives and work of two great artists through toys and games, artefact handling, music and dance.

Medicine and Health Through Time

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Use objects to develop your source enquiry skills and to explore and compare ideas about medicine and health in three different time periods; Roman, Tudor/Stuart and Victorian/20th Century. This session can also be delivered as an outreach session.

Investigating Sources

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Develop your historical enquiry skills as you investigate primary and secondary sources through four fun, period-linked activites.

Morris and the Lost Button

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Morris the Mouse helps the children explore what life was like in an old home with a puppet show, hands-on activities and a trail around the galleries. This half-day visit is specifically designed for EY (age 3+) and FS.


1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Discover the history of the River Dee and how it has shaped the lives of people in Chester from Roman times to the present day.

Chester During the Victorian Period

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Discover Cheshire’s significance in the locality through the lives of local children and Number 20 Castle Street, our authentic Victorian home.

Anglo-Saxon Settlers

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Meet Ceolwulf, our resident Saxon, find out how his ancestors invaded and about his life in the settlement of Nort Wic in 975.

Viking Raiders and Invaders

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Step into the world of the Vikings with our Viking Trader. Discover fearsome weapons and how to form a shield wall.

The Victorian Workhouse Experience

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Experience the hard life of the poor in Victorian times by visiting the original workhouse for mid-Cheshire.

Prehistoric Britain

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
Find out how to survive as a Pre-historic hunter-gatherer and as a Bronze Age farmer.

Prosperity and Poverty in Victorian Northwich

1 July 2015 - 31 December 2020
An exciting day using two great Victorian sites in Northwich. In Victorian Northwich, the salt industry meant work for some and riches for others, but on the edge of town the workhouse awaited the unwary and the unfortunate. Discover the tough life of a salt worker at the Lion Salt Works and the dreadful fate of a pauper in the Northwich union Workhouse. Work or the workhouse?

The Great Fire of London

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2020
Hear first-hand accounts of the Great Fire, try out some 17th Century firefighting techniques and make a fire mark to take back to school.
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