West Park Museum

West Park Museum
West Park
Prestbury Road
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10 3BJ
England

Website

E-mail

info@macclesfield.silk.museum

Telephone

01625 613210

Fax

01625 617880

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Founded in 1898 by the Brocklehurst family. A small, but significant collection of Egyptian antiquities and a range of fine and decorative arts and objects.

West Park Museum's Collections comprise a wide range of fine and decorative art material and objects relating to local history. This includes the famous Giant Panda. The paintings date from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Local history displays include Law & Order and the life of Charles Roe, an 18th century Macclesfield entrepreneur.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tues-Sun & bank holidays 1330-1630
Closed Mon & Good Friday

Admission charges

Free

Charles Tunnicliffe (1901-1979), one of the country’s leading wild life artists, was born in Langley near Macclesfield. The museum has an extensive collection which illustrates all aspects of his work – etchings of wood cuts for book illustrations, watercolours and oil paintings with many examples of local scenes as well as intricate bird portraiture.

The museums collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities was acquired by Marianne Brocklehurst during visits to Egypt between 1873-74, 1882-83, and 1890-91. Displays take you on a journey through life in ancient Egypt. The collection includes a mummy case, and the afterlife displays examine the process of mummification and the type of objects buried with the dead. You can follow Marianne's adventures through extracts from the illustrated diary she kept during her first visit to Egypt.

Collection details

Archaeology, Fine Art, Law and Order, Natural Sciences, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Giant Panda
  • Charles Tunnicliffe
  • Charles Roe
  • Ancient Egyptian antiquities
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