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.
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.
Haveyou ever thought about being one of ourVolunteers?
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
Nantwich Museum is a registered charity, number 509386
Exhibitions a good attraction
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