GB and I went to the Grosvenor Museum in Chester yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised – it was far better than I had anticipated. I had thought it would be confined to Roman remains – for which Chester is justly famous but there were a whole host of other displays the variety of which can be judged by the following:-
A hippo's molar from nearby Cefn Caves.
A Victorian house – I loved this photo frame with its little doors that could be opened or closed (the black bow signifies the person had recently died).
This room was set out as it might have been in the 1870s – which is the period in which my (as yet unpublished) novel is set!
A delightful little silver saucepan – Chester had its own assay office until the 20th century.
Pistols from the Cheshire police force of around 1840/50.
The most beautiful fossilised Nautilus I have ever seen. (It was over a foot across).
A horn from about 1560.
A beautiful painting from Jonathan Briel.
I shall post separately about the Roman remains and the art of Louise Rayner – who by coincidence appears in my (still unpublished!!) novel.
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