Grosvenor Museum, West Cheshire Museums


Synonyms: Diatomophyceae

The Grosvenor Museum cares for over 60 specimens from the HMS Challenger (1872-76) voyage. 

About the Grosvenor Museum

The Grosvenor museum is one of a diverse group of museums that make up West Cheshire Museums. These include a working watermill and a restored salt production site. The collections cover a huge slice of Cheshire’s history and tell the stories of the area’s people and places, from prehistoric times to the present day. 
West Cheshire Museums’ vision is to inspire the community and visitors to discover, explore and enjoy West Cheshire’s rich heritage, culture and history. The museums provide a fun, engaging and memorable visitor experience through the conservation and interpretation of the collections and buildings.

Wider collections

The Grosvenor Museum houses collections exploring the history of Chester, its art and silver heritage, and its natural history. The collections can be explored online

Using the Grosvenor Museum’s data

Permission has been given to use specimen information and photographs in accordance with the National Archives Open Government Licence.


If you have an enquiry please email the Grosvenor Museum.

A selection of the Grosvenor Museum’s Challenger specimens