Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum

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Kate Dobson

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Perdita romps home a winner

"Mr Walsh’s Perdita, with jockey up, on Nantwich Racecourse"

The Museum is celebrating a special acquisition after successfully bidding for an oil painting depicting a horse on Nantwich Racecourse, dating from 1781. The painting – Mr Walsh’s Perdita, with jockey up, on Nantwich Racecourse – is by artist Benjamin Killingbeck who specialised in painting horses and dogs. It came up for auction at Christie’s… (read more)

Hurleston Brooch

A medieval brooch discovered in 2009 during a metal detecting rally at Hurleston, near Nantwich, is on show at the Museum. Known as the Hurleston Brooch, the solid gold artefact, which is about 30mm across, is highly decorative, ornate and a fine example of its type. It must have belonged to a wealthy individual and would… (read more)

Dementia Friendship Group

Anyone who is living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia is welcome to join us on the first Monday of each month from 2pm. Our Millennium Gallery offers a comfortable and relaxed environment for our sessions where people are free to come and go as they please. The sessions have a different theme… (read more)

Story Sacks

The Craft Group were approached by the Museum’s Administrator with an idea of making story sacks for the Museum’s younger visitors. Some examples of their work can be seen on the wall. What are Story Sacks? A Story Sack is a cloth bag containing a children’s story book or rhyme sheet along with supporting materials… (read more)

The Craft Group

The Museum’s craft group has been meeting since 2011. They meet every Tuesday between 10 and 12. Its an informal group that takes on a variety of crafts that are of interest to the members. Meetings are free of charge but regular specialist workshops are planned for which a charge will be made. Projects that… (read more)

Pupils Reconstruct Great Fire of Nantwich

A pupil's model of the Great Fire of Nantwich

Pupils from Blackfriars School increased their understanding of the Great Fire of Nantwich when they returned to school. As you can see in the picture, the models that they made with us were used to construct their own Tudor street. The fire shows the consequences of using flammable building materials and building houses close together.