Discover Medieval Chester this Summer

A major new exhibition at the Grosvenor Museum and a packed programme of events over Summer 2013 celebrate Chester’s important medieval heritage. 

With the support of a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the museum has been working with partners at the University of Southampton, Queen’s College, Belfast, and King’s College, London to explore the story of Chester in the Middle Ages, revealing life was like in the city through real people who lived there. 

The Grosvenor Museum has a major exhibition ‘Discover a Medieval City: Places, Voices, Journeys’ which has a wealth of artefacts from the city along with many original manuscripts describing the city.  Many of these have been brought to life with modern technology, including a specially commissioned film, computer game, digital mapping, website, and 3D imaging of artefacts.

An exciting programme of events including living history workshops, walks, concerts and lectures also takes place around the city’s many medieval buildings over the summer.  Details can be found on the Grosvenor Museum’s event pages of the website.

The project website can be found at