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Grim Chester

October 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm - November 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm

You know about the Roman’s but what about the other characters from Chester who helped to shape the city and whose dark spirits still linger in corners waiting to tell their grim stories.

By gathering together Chester’s darkest history Grim Chester has created a guided tour experience to haunt you, amuse you and to teach you what lurks in the many cobbled streets and behind many imposing doors.

Witches, executioners, the plaque doctor, sinister landlords, evil puppeteers, criminals and stories of murders will all be revealed in an entertaining yet slightly sinister way!

Tours last one hour and it is recommended that places are pre-booked to secure a place.


The theatrical characters will lead you on a one-hour tour where they will reveal their own dark past, but also tell you stories to make you shiver all in a setting which is by itself chilling.

The setting is on the incredible Medieval Rows in the Grade II listed St Michael’s Church which is full of spirits, shrines and plaques as well as a secret crypt.

After the tour there will also be time to explore the grim museum artefacts we have gathered and the chance to play and interact with history – stick your head in a pillory or wear a scold’s bridle (sometimes called a witches bridle)

Our tours are suitable for families (age 7+ is recommended), but adult only tours for groups can also be arranged. Private hire and children’s parties are also available and walking tours of the city at night are being developed to be launched later in the year.

Dates available are Oct 25, 26, 31 and Nov 1st 6pm for one hour, bookings need to be made in advance.

Click here for more info and to book your tickets! 


October 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm
November 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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Chester: A Life story
St Michael's Church
Chester, CH1 1NW United Kingdom
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01244 408963


Chester: A Life Story
01244 408963