by Ketki Hanamshet Updated on 16 Oct 2018
Chester is truly a beautiful town located in England and is one of the largest towns in Britain. It is archaeologically rich and has some magnificent architecture from the time of Roman occupation. It started out originally as the fortress site of the 20th legion. The town of Chester has a rich history of rulers, especially, Romans. Long after the Romans had gone, the town saw a lot of Viking raiders coming through the massive harbour and border position of the town. Today, the town has some of the most exceptional architecture and some of the really intriguing museums to offer. If you are planning a day out with the kids in Chester or even for that matter, love to know more about the history, heritage and riches.
here is a list of top museums in Chester:
1. The Cheshire Military Museum
The Cheshire Military Museum is a military museum in the beautiful town of Chester. The museum shows the history and evolution of four British Army regiments that have been connected with the County of Cheshire from 1685. These include:
a. Cheshire Regiment
b. The 3rd Carabiniers
c. The 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
d. The Cheshire Yeomanry
The building of the museum is listed as Grade I building in England for the beautiful architecture.
2. Chester History and Heritage Centre
Like we mentioned before, the history of this town is one fascinating tale of different rulers and concerns and how elegantly this beautiful town rose out of the sea of problems to become the extraordinarily intriguing one. Chester History and Heritage Centre is one such museum where you will learn more and more about the history and heritage of the town. Located near the very beautiful St. Michael’s Church, Chester History and Heritage Centre is situated in the heart of the town.
3. Grosvenor Museum
The Grosvenor Museum is a beautiful museum that houses collections and exhibits that show the history of Chester. From its art and silver heritage to its natural history, you will learn a lot about Chester in this museum. The museum has rooms from the early 1970s and a lot of engaging exhibits and artefacts that show how grand and rich the history and heritage of the town of Chester was.
4. The Watergate Street Gallery
Opened in the year 1992, the Watergate Street Gallery is a street full of beautiful paintings and art. The gallery brought all kinds of art with it and had so far been appreciated and applauded for the paintings and art of all sorts. With the digital art coming up very quickly, some parts of the gallery sell digital art as well. Anybody who loves art must visit this gallery at least once in their lives!
5. Sick to Death
This museum is a unique and modern one in terms of what it has to offer. The museum is all about how medicine has evolved and tells the ‘gory stories of medicine’. It has been a great way to tell tales, but unfortunately, the museum is closed for refurbishment. But the word is that it will be opening up again soon and all we can do is, wait.
There are a lot of art galleries outside of Chester that mainly focus on modern forms of art and have been appreciated by professional artists. Museums and art galleries of Chester offer a wide range of things to learn and in the case of art galleries, purchase.