Nantwich Treasures Open Day

Come along to this exciting open day on Saturday 16th August where you can influence what our new ‘Treasures of Nantwich’ display will look like.

  • Bring in your own treasures of Nantwich
  • Handle objects
  • Find out more about how these precious objects were found
  • See our treasures up close

This is a chance to have a go at identifying objects, meet the detectorist who found our latest acquisition, a Tudor dress hook, and help us decide what our new display should look like and how these important finds should be interpreted.

This open day forms part of a Treasures of Nantwich project which is being funded by the Art Fund as part of their Treasure Plus programme.

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Nantwich Treasures Open Day


hurlseton brooch
Find out more about finds like the Hurleston Brooch
Meet the finder of this Tudor dress hook
Meet the finder of this Tudor dress hook

Anniversary Medal

An anniversary medal to mark our first 25 years in 2005 was created by a Nantwich-born artist, Ron Dutton (below).


Ron with the 25th Anniversary Medal
Ron with the 25th Anniversary Medal

The obverse features the sun logo of the museum, while the reverse includes the Nantwich pillory, a part of a long case clock, a butter pattern, a Cheshire cheese and a cheese iron or cheese borer, a last for shoes, ladies’ boot patterns, a Civil War Roundhead soldier’s helmet and a buttonhook.  Sorry, no prizes for finding them all!


Ron also produces a Dutton Medal for individuals who have given valuable service to the local community. Unlike the one-off 25th Anniversary Medal, the Dutton Medal is awarded annual with the recipient being chosen by the Museum’s Board of Management. Ron donates the medal in memory of his parents, Walter and Ada Dutton, who set up a fund to honour people who work hard for the community.

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 the group is undertaking include: creating Christmas decorations for the Museum, making costumes, items for sale in the Museum shop and a timeline unique to Nantwich which is on display in the exhibition.

Their exhibition is on until the 28th of December.

Redshift Radio – Networking Hub Event

RedShift Radio LogoThursday 29th August from 4.00 pm till 6.00 pm.

SPECIAL RedShift Networking Hub – Network with your Children!

Bring the kids to Nantwich Museum and they will be looked after by Kidz Kitchen, Zoo2U and the Museum Staff while you can carry on networking with the grown ups.  Meet Businesses, Charities, Community Groups and Schools and build lasting relationships to help develop and grow your organisation!

We will have TWO fabulous speakers – 10 minutes each – and the opportunity for everyone else to give a 20 second soundbite about their business and, importantly, what referrals they are looking for.

The remainder of the time is given over to informal networking accompanied by some light refreshments.

Build YOUR network and grow your business with RedShift!

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Storytime at Nantwich Museum

Workshops & Story Time

At Nantwich Museum

This summer we are holding a succession of children’s drop-in workshops and a Children’s Trail competition – based around our major exhibition ‘Nantwich Eats – 100 Years of Food Shopping’.

Children’s Trail – Search for the picture and letter clues from 9 participating Nantwich Shops! Can you solve the anagram? There is a £20.00 Book Voucher for the winner. Pop into the Museum for an entry form (costs 20p).

Workshops:  We are adding a new storytime venture to many of our workshops, it gives your child an opportunity to act out stories, old and new, using props. There’s a charge of £2 per child (all children must be accompanied by an adult, please). Groups are requested to book in advance. See below for more details:


FOOD DETECTIVES -Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th August – drop-in 11.00am – 3.00pm

  Storytime Session: HANDA’S SURPRISE at 11.30 am & 13.30 pm

Handa'a Surprise Book Cover

GET ARTY WITH FOOD! – Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th August – drop-in 11.00 am -3.00 pm

Storytime Session – THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR at 11.30 am and 13.30 pm

 The Hungry Caterpillar Book Cover


FUN AT THE TABLE – Wednesday 14th August & Thursday 15th August – drop-in 11.00 am – 3.00 pm

Storytime Session – GOLDILOCKS at 11.30am & 13.30pm

Goldilocks book Cover
EXPERIMENT WITH FOOD – Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th August – drop-in 11.00 am – 3.00 pmFor more details please email , pop into the museum or phone us on 01270 627104