Stockport Story Museum

Stockport Story Museum
30/31 Market Place
Greater Manchester




0161 480 1924

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Part of the wooden Noah's Ark collection at Stockport Storly Museum

Experience 10,000 years of Stockport's history, as you travel through time from prehistoric Stockport to present day. Discover the fantastic finds from Mellor, life in medieval Stockport, the thriving textile industry of the Victorian era, the impact of WWII, concluding with an insight into modern day Stockport. The museum is family friendly with interactives and activities for all ages.

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Admission charges

Some special events and activities are charged for. Please call ahead for details.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Saints and Sinners

  • 23 November 2013 — 26 October 2014 *on now

An exhibition exploring virtue and vice as depicted in the John Benjamin Smith Collection, gifted to Stockport in 1860.

Iconic religious scenes, stories of martyrdom and vistas of classical ruins provide an interesting backdrop to the story of the man behind the collection. Smith was an MP for Stockport for over 20 years and one of the founding fathers of Stockport’s Museums.

He collected these paintings during his grand tour of Italy in the first half of the 19th century.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly