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
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?