Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum

Pillory Street, Nantwich, CW5 5BQ ~ Tel: 01270 627104

Kate Dobson

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Field trip to the Wych Brook Valley

Members of the museum’s Research Group recently visited the Wych Brook Valley, between Higher and Lower Wych, as part of their studies of the English Civil War. On 28 August 1643 Parliamentary forces from Nantwich and Cholmondeley attacked and destroyed the salt workings in the valley, bringing the salt pans back to Nantwich. This denied… (read more)

Chinese TV Documentary

In August a film crew from China Movie Channel CCTV6 visited the museum to film sequences for use in a forthcoming World Film Report focussing on salt. Although the principal interest was in our key artefacts – the Roman paddle, salt pan and salt ship – the Director was also very interested in the local… (read more)

Story Sacks

Former administrator Vicky Edwards, along with our very talented craft group have devised a collection of story sacks for our young visitors and their families to use. What is a story sack? A Story Sack is a large cloth bag containing a children’s book/nursery rhyme and various supporting materials, such as role play characters, puzzles,… (read more)

Your Space

The Museum recently took the decision to rename our Community Gallery Your Space. Your Space is for local people, community groups and organisations to display, promote and stage their own exhibitions. We know that locally there is great talent and interesting stories to tell and we want to provide you with the space to do… (read more)

Support for Museum Dementia Friendship Group

On Monday 6th July staff, volunteers and visitors attending the Museum’s Dementia Friendship Group were joined by Tim Ashcroft from Thanks for the Memory along with Gill Jones and Jackie Stubbs, representing the Kiltearn Medical Practice Patient Board. Tim Ashcroft recently organised a second Big Band Concert at Cranage Hall where music through the decades… (read more)

Salt Sunday

Salt Sunday is a celebration of the natural resource of salt in Cheshire and how it strengthens links between communities and salt-related industries. This year activities were combined with the Family Day at Reaseheath College to show how salt and agriculture are related. In the Salt Sunday tent there were presentations from Lion Salt Works,… (read more)