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Nantwich Museum


THE main star attraction of Nantwich Museum is a salt ship - or storage vessel for brine used in the town's salt producing industry. I won't go into the details here as it is all told in a letter on this website about the discovery of the ship.

   The other is a painting of a horse on the old Nantwich Race Course, acquired in 2009. There used to be a facsimile of the work in the display area, but now the Museum has the real thing. 

   These are just two exhibits in the "home of the town's history."

   The Battle of Nantwich, the cheese industry, shoe-making, grandfather clocks, an old hand-pumped fire engine, and paintings by the Nantwich artist Herbert St John Jones, are among the other items that will help you to make an interesting visit to this building.

   The cheese room has a video telling the story of cheese-making in Cheshire.   

   Unless you are unfortunate enough to visit the museum during the change-over time for an exhibition, you will be able to see one of a range of temporary displays in the Millennium Gallery, constructed - as the name suggests - for 2000.

   These are locally-produced exhibitions by local artists or the museum itself.

   At the moment, the museum doesn't have a Curator, but the team of volunteers (plus a couple of paid staff) has a Community Development Manager.

   Although not part of the Museum', the town's Millennium Clock is just around the corner in The Cocoa Yard. See if you can tell what time it is showing?

lLocation: In Pillory Street, a short walk from The Square. Look out for the replica pillory (on your right as you walk along) facing the Museum.

lOpening times: 10.30am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and occasionally a Sunday to tie in with special events in town. The Museum is closed on public holidays and some extra days over Christmas and New Year. See their website for details.

lAdmission: There is no charge for admission, but the museum welcomes donations towards its running costs.


lDisabled access?: Yes. To the left of the main door, avoiding the steps, there is a special bell on the side wall. Access is through a gateway.

lCar park: Pay and Display parking across the road. Others not too far away.

lWebsite: www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk


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