About Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum

The museum front on Pillory Street, Nantwich. The building was formerly Nantwich Public Library which stood on the site of a jail.


Nantwich Museum has achieved full accreditation under the Arts Council England scheme.  Accreditation is awarded for performance, achievement and improvement through effective planning, responsible collections management and active engagement with the community.

Charitable Status

It is run as an independent charitable trust (charity no. 509386).  It’s run by a board of management chaired by Nick Dyer, and is supported by Friends of the Museum members.  Nantwich Museum is a registered charity .  Its aims are preserving local heritage and presenting this to community and wider public. Activities include educational activities based upon local history and museum artefacts.


The Museum is run almost entirely by volunteers; there are just three permanent members of staff; the Manager, part-time administrator and Saturday assistant.  With the costs of heating and lighting, staff and mounting exhibits etc. it costs over £60,000 a year to run the museum.  Although we do not charge an entry fee, your donations, however small, are greatly appreciated.  Click here to find out how you can help support the work we do with schools and helping local organisations.

Visiting Nantwich Museum