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Festival events 2021

  • Chester Millennium Festival Trail
    Fri, 18 Jun
    Chester Visitor Information Centre
    18 Jun, 10:00 – 28 Jun, 17:00
    Chester Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HJ
    Welcome to the Chester Millennium Festival Trail, laid down in 2000 as part of the city's '2000 years of Building' Millennium Festival.
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  • Chester Heritage Festival Trail
    Fri, 18 Jun
    Chester Visitor Information Centre
    18 Jun, 10:00 BST – 28 Jun, 18:00 BST
    Chester Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Chester CH1 2HJ, UK
    You are in a city where Roman, Medieval, Tudor, Stuart, Georgian & Victorian influences jostle for position along streets nearly 2000 years old.
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  • Mosaic Restoration: Daily Demonstration
    Fri, 18 Jun
    Chester Cathedral
    18 Jun, 10:00 – 25 Jun, 16:00
    Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY, UK
    Heritage Skills At Work: Drop in and watch Cathedral Conservator, Naomi Watts-Kitto as she continues work on restoring the Cathedral’s Baptistry floor mosaic. Friday 18 June – Friday 25 June Daily 10am – 4pm (expect Sunday) Free entry – donations welcome
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  • Book Conservation: Daily Demonstration
    Fri, 18 Jun
    Chester Cathedral
    18 Jun, 10:00 – 25 Jun, 16:00
    Chester Cathedral , St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY, UK
    Heritage Skills at Work - Watch as Cathedral Conservator and volunteers work on conserving the Bishop Jacobson Collection Friday 18 June – Friday 25 June Daily 10am – 4pm (expect Sunday) Free entry – donations welcome
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  • The Chester Tour
    Fri, 18 Jun
    Chester Visitor Information Centre
    18 Jun, 10:30 – 28 Jun, 14:00
    Chester Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Chester CH1 2HJ
    Join one of the daily tours and be enthralled by the tales and anecdotes of those who have contributed to the rich heritage of Chester.
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  • ChesterBoat - Half Hour City Cruises
    Fri, 18 Jun
    ChesterBoat, The Groves
    18 Jun, 11:00 – 28 Jun, 17:00
    ChesterBoat, The Groves, Souters Lane, Chester, CH1 1SZ, UK
    The river tour of Chester offers a new view of the city and takes in some beautiful and interesting riverside properties.
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  • Medieval Masonry Guided Tour (Recurring)
    Fri, 18 Jun
    Chester Cathedral
    18 Jun, 11:00 – 25 Jun, 14:00
    Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY, UK
    Join us for an exclusive 60-minute tour of Chester Cathedral – ‘Understanding the building from a Stonemason’s perspective’. 18, 19 and 25 June Tours at 11am and 2pm Free entry - donations welcome Booking Essential
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  • Roman Tours
    Fri, 18 Jun
    Chester Visitor Information Centre
    18 Jun, 12:00 – 28 Jun, 15:00
    Chester Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Chester CH1 2HJ, UK
    Daily tours established in 1997 with some of the only full time Romans in Britain.
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  • Stonemasonry Skills (Recurring)
    Fri, 18 Jun
    Chester Cathedral
    18 Jun, 12:00 – 25 Jun, 17:00
    Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY, UK
    Heritage skills at work: Drop in and watch as Cathedral stonemason, Tom Livingstone demonstrates his heritage craft skills and talks about his work. Friday 18, Saturday 19 & Friday 25 June, from noon to 5pm Free event - donations welcome.
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  • Chester Ghost Tours
    Fri, 18 Jun
    Chester Visitor Information Centre
    18 Jun, 19:30 BST – 19 Jun, 19:30 BST
    Chester Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HJ
    Chester Ghost Tours take you on even the darkest and coldest nights along cobbled streets, through ancient thoroughfares and the 'wicked old Rows'.
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  • Children's Crafts: Create a Lion
    Sat, 19 Jun
    Online Demonstration
    19 Jun, 10:30 – 16:00 BST
    Online Demonstration
    Watch how to make this colourful lion.
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  • Chester Castle Open Days (Recurring)
    Sat, 19 Jun
    Chester Castle
    19 Jun, 11:00 – 20 Jun, 15:00
    Chester Castle, Chester CH1 2AN, UK
    English Heritage's team of volunteers will bring to life aspects of medieval life with interesting items from the past. There will also be a rare opportunity to see the Chapel's wall paintings in the Agricola Tower, for which booking is essential.
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  • Dark Chester with David Atkinson
    Sat, 19 Jun
    Facebook Live
    19 Jun, 17:30
    Facebook Live
    Chester has over 2,000 years of history; so it also has lots of ghosts, spooks and things that go bump in the night.
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  • Discovering Chester’s Industrial Past
    Sun, 20 Jun
    Online Guided Tour
    20 Jun, 10:00 – 22:00 BST
    Online Guided Tour
    A walk along the old Chester Canal in the 21st century to discover 19th century industrial development.
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  • ChesterBoat - Two-Hour Iron Bridge Cruise
    Sun, 20 Jun
    ChesterBoat, The Groves
    20 Jun, 12:00 – 27 Jun, 14:30
    ChesterBoat, The Groves, Souters Lane, Chester, CH1 1SZ, UK
    Step aboard the Mark Twain or the Lady Diana for a two-hour cruise that’s a real treat.
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  • Chester Workhouses: The Lives of Others
    21 Jun, 19:30 – 20:30
    Online Talk
    Nick Kevern, editor of Inside History, will explore the lives of those who experienced life in the House of Industry by the Roodee and the Chester Union Workhouse in Hoole in Victorian Chester. Mon, 21 June at 19:30 Booking of this free event essential
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  • Dean Bennett Exhibition Tour
    Tue, 22 Jun
    Cathedral Library
    22 Jun, 10:30 – 14:00
    Cathedral Library, Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, UK
    Join Professor George Brooke for a tour of the exhibition in Chester Cathedral Library, which he curated to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Installation of Frank S. M. Bennett as Dean of Chester in 1920. Tue, 22 June - 10:30 & 14:00 Free event - donations welcome. Booking essential
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  • Chester’s civil war, 1642-46: regional capital or damp squib?
    24 Jun, 14:00 – 15:00 BST
    Online Talk
    Professor Peter Gaunt, an expert on civil war history, delivers this fascinating talk on Chester's role in the civil war and agues that for a variety of reasons in reality it never served as a dynamic regional capital.
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new events will be added after 14 June