Weekend (archaeological) pot washing – free but booking essential

Are you interested in the archaeology of Chester?  Would you like some hands-on archaeology experience but don’t have time to volunteer during the week?

On Saturday 9 March Grosvenor Museum archaeologists will be washing Roman pottery from excavations at the site of the old Cheshire Police Headquarters which took place before the current HQ building was constructed.  Would you like to help?

We will be running two sessions at our base in the Grosvenor Museum, Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD:

  • Morning 10 am – 1 pm
  • Afternoon 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

No experience necessary, there will be trained archaeologists to tell you what to do.  Please bring an apron, or wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.  You must be over 16 to take part.  Our working space is limited so to book a place please email:


The Grosvenor Museum

27 Grosvenor Street

How to get here:
By bus:

The Museum is a 10-15 minute walk from Chester Bus Interchange. From the Cross, walk down Bridge Street and at the traffic lights turn right onto Grosvenor Street. The museum is on the left hand side.

By train:
20 minutes journey from Chester Railway Station. Take the shuttle bus from directly outside the station entrance to the city centre (ticket £1). The museum is a 15 minute walk from the bus stop.

By car:
The nearest public car park is The Little Roodee Coach and Car Park on Castle Drive, a 5 minute walk away from the museum.

Park and Ride: