LMA Project Revisit: Grosvenor Museum

LMA have been designing great buildings for over 160 years, and last Friday we visited one of our very early projects from 1886, Chester’s Grosvenor Museum. An elegant and intricate design in red brick and yellow sandstone, with an impressive central cantilevered stone staircase, the building is now Grade-II listed.

We had an enjoyable tour from head curator Liz Montgomery, where we viewed historic plans and drawings by our firm, and heard stories about the building’s life as a Museum and School of Science and Arts. It was great to see behind-the-scenes spaces such as the old arts studios on the second floor, with their large windows and high ceilings. After the tour, we headed on to the Brewery Tap for team drinks and an international museum-themed pub quiz.