Browns of Chester was famous not only for its fashions but the store itself, holding a significant place in retail history. However, the Browns legacy in Chester is far ‘more than a shop’. Come along and view a pop-up exhibition in the searchroom, explore items from the archive, and hear actors bring the story of the Browns family and the shop to life with performances based on the new Browns collection.
You will find out about nationally-significant ‘breakthroughs’ the Browns family were involved in across the City, such as transport, energy, and politics, as well as retail. Do you have a connection to Browns of Chester? Perhaps you’re interested in finding out how the history of the shop intertwines with that of the City?
Either book online or by calling the Record Office on 01244 972574.