Chester

Talking West Cheshire

Another accolade for award-winning Grosvenor Museum

20 August 2012

Chester’s Grosvenor Museum has received a glowing endorsement from the national tourist board for England.

Visit England has rated the award-winning museum ‘excellent’ under its Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS).

Hailing the museum as ‘one of Chester’s jewels’, the assessor praised the variety of things for visitors to see and do.

Of particular note was the ‘enormous strength’ of the programme of temporary exhibitions and special events which were viewed as ‘breathtaking in sheer scope, variety and ingenuity’.

In addition to an annual programme of events for all ages, the museum runs a series of family activities throughout the summer holidays linked to its exhibition programme.

Praise was given for the two current exhibitions, ‘Taking the Reins, Horses in Cheshire’ and ‘You’re It! The Legacy of Childhood Games’, both of which run to September.

Councillor Stuart Parker, Executive Member for Culture and Recreation, said: “This ‘excellent’ rating is a wonderful endorsement of the high quality ‘visitor experience’ that the Grosvenor Museum provides.

“We are especially delighted with the praise that Visit England gave to the museum’s ever-changing programme of special exhibitions and events.

“Together with an outstanding collection of local and international history - the largest to be found anywhere in Chester - it means the museum always has something for everyone.”

Entrance to the Grosvenor Museum is free. For more information on the museum and its exhibition and activity programme, visit the Grosvenor Museum website.