Chester Museum Prepares for Halloween

Visitors to Chester’s Grosvenor Museum are in for some spooky delights this month with events designed especially for the Halloween season.

Little ones can get in the spirit with Halloween craft activities between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm from today and tomorrow. The sessions will help them make scary decorations like glow-in-the-dark skeletons, dangly spiders and a creepy mask for trick-or-treating.

For adults and older children, the museum is holding another activity entitled ‘Tombstones After Dark’ this Friday and Saturday (October 28 and 29). From 6.30 pm to 7.15 pm museum, visitors can take tour of the Stories in Stone gallery armed with LED candles and torches. The exhibition features ancient Roman tombstones discovered in Chester’s world-famous city walls back in the 19th Century.

Commenting on the upcoming entertainment, local Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cllr Louise Gittins, said:

“The Halloween torchlight ‘Tombstone After Dark’ tours at the Grosvenor Museum sound like a thrilling and unique chance to see Chester’s internationally renowned collection of Roman tombstones, as you will have never seen them before. I’m delighted that our collections are being interpreted in such an imaginative way.”

The collection of stones curated by the Grosvenor Museum hold important evidence on the lives of the slaves, soldiers, men, women and children that resided in Chester and are rare relics of the Roman age. The Tombstone After Dark Tour also includes a chance to try a specially prepared Roman-themed drink.

There are lots of other fun spooky Halloween events in and around Chester this half term.

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