West Park Museum
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.
Tues-Sun & bank holidays 1330-1630
Closed Mon & Good Friday
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.
Archaeology, Fine Art, Law and Order, Natural Sciences, World Cultures
Key artists and exhibits
- Giant Panda
- Charles Tunnicliffe
- Charles Roe
- Ancient Egyptian antiquities