On Saturday 27th July there is an opportunity to step back through the centuries and explore life in medieval Chester through a range of free, special events across the city at the Castle, Grosvenor Museum and Amphitheatre.
For the first time in many years, Chester Castle will be open with a range of characters revealing what life would have been like in the building. Renowned historic musicians Piva will be performing music which would have entertained visiting medieval monarchs. Soldiers, including the famed Cheshire Archers, will explain how to defend a castle.
Living history displays will show how such an important building was run on a daily basis including cooking the meals, welcoming guests and even cleaning the castle. In addition a medieval storyteller will be exploring folk tales from Cheshire and curitoities from Chester Castle itself.
The nearby Grosvenor Museum will also be running special events through the day, including an opportunity to examine some original artefacts from the city with museum curators and to visit the major exhibition ‘Discover a Medieval City: Places, Voices, Journeys’. There will also be performances through the day by Hand To Mouth Theatre, who will be presenting their lively medieval puppet show ‘Piggery Jokery’.
The events at Chester Castle and the Grosvenor Museum run from 11am-4pm and admission is free.
In keeping with the medieval theme, Chester Performs are running storytelling and St George and the Dragon Plays at the Amphitheatre through the day.