The Nantwich Museum
  • Pillory Street
    CW5 5BQ
Step back in time at the Nantwich Museum into a time capsule that brings the area's past to life. Local museums are full of interesting facts, and a visit to the Nantwich Museum is a must for every tourist and local resident.

Welcome to

The Nantwich Museum



The story of Nantwich's fascinating history is brought to life at Nantwich Museum situated on Pillory Street in what was once the Public Library standing on the site of a former gaol.


The museum's galleries present the history of Nantwich, including Roman salt making, the Great Fire in Nantwich in Tudor times (1583), the Battle of Nantwich (1644) during the English Civil War, and the local shoe and clothing industries.



There is a cheese-making exhibition, dedicated to demonstrating how the county's famous cheese has traditionally been made and sold around the floral market town of Nantwich, also the Joseph Heler meeting room, which houses a collection of maps.


Next to these is the Community Gallery, where small exhibitions are staged, followed by the magnificent, prize-winning, Millennium Gallery, which provides the perfect home for a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions.


Admission is free.
(Donations are always welcome)

Opening hours are 10:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday to Saturday, closed on public holidays.



For current exhibitions

please visit our web site here


We also hold talks

on a variety of local subjects

please click here


The Museum offers a number of education

sessions for schools on many key stage topics

please click here



Have you ever thought about being one of our Volunteers?


Volunteers are essential to the smooth running of the Museum. We have more than 50 who help with all aspects of our activities, ranging from front-of-house services to fundraising and more. If you would like to join the team please contact the Museum to discuss ways you could help.



Patrons of the Museum

Hibberts LLP, Banks Sheridan

Peter Wilson Fine Arts Auctioneers Ltd

Foundations of Nantwich

Arthur Chatwin Ltd & Barn Antiques
Rotary Club of Nantwich
Rotary Club of Crewe and Nantwich Weaver

The Inner Wheel

Lyon Griffiths


Nantwich Museum is a registered charity, number 509386



Nantwich Museum

Pillory Street




01270 627 104



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