The fascinating history of one of Cheshire's most attractive and historic towns is brought to life by Nantwich Museum. Located in Pillory Street, at the heart of the town, the museum has main galleries telling the story of Nantwich through the ages - Roman salt making, Tudor Nantwich's Great Fire, the Civil War Battle of Nantwich (1644) and the more recent shoe and clothing industries. Beyond the galleries lie two extensions. The first with its cheese-making exhibition and useful Joseph Heler meeting room, is dedicated to demonstrating how the county's famous cheese has traditionally been made and sold around the floral market town of Nantwich. A small Community Gallery for individual art, etc, exhibitions leads to the magnificent, prize-winning Millennium Gallery. This provides the perfect home for a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions. With facilities available to local community groups, Nantwich Museum is a vibrant hub of local interest. Enter through the door of Nantwich's former Victorian Jubilee library and discover our exciting museum for yourself.
Tue-Sat, 10.30-16.30, all year
Closed: Sun, Mon, public holidays
Free admission - but donations are always acceptable
Public car park opposite museum (Pay and Display)
Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Music, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War
Key artists and exhibits
- Nantwich artefacts
- Herbert St. John Jones, the Nantwich artist.
- The story of cheesemaking
- Visiting and museum-created exhibitions (various durations)