Town Cryer

Town Crier Proclamation


A unique regular midday proclamation in Chester’s historic centre, where Bridge Street meets Eastgate Street and Watergate Street which is marked by a stone pillar “The High Cross”. The proclamation takes place from Tuesday to Saturday from May to the end of August. Proclamations take place at 12noon except on days when there are afternoon Continue Reading

Cheshire Castles in Context

From 2016-03-12 to 2016-03-12.

Saturday 12 March Grosvenor Museum lecture theatre 2.30pm – 4.00pm The military and strategic role of Cheshire’s medieval castles, and the display of personal power, played a part in the choice of locations and the purposes to which the castles were employed. This lecture by Dr Rachel Swallow explores the initial purpose of Cheshire’s castles Continue Reading


Uncover the secrets of the city’s defences

From 2016-03-25 to 2016-10-17.

Tours run Easter-October, 11.30am to 1.00pm. Sunday:  Secret Chester:  This tour takes in takes in the North Wall, King Charles Tower, Bonewaldesthorne’s Tower with Camera Obscura, the Water Tower, Morgan’s Mount, the Port and the Shropshire Union Canal. Tuesday: Taking in the west walls and Chester Castle. Wednesday & Saturday : The Walls Walk. Friday: Continue Reading

The Chester Cathedral Estate

From 2016-04-13 to 2016-04-13.

Wednesday 13 April Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre 7.30pm – 9.00pm The Vice Dean of Chester Cathedral, the Revd Canon Peter Howell-Jones, reflects on the reintroduction of free admission, special exhibitions, and other initiatives such as ‘Cathedral at Height’ and the Falconry, which are changing the way the congregations and citizens think about the Cathedral. Organised Continue Reading