Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum

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New Volunteering Opportunity – Publicity Officer

Role Description: Publicity Officer, Nantwich Museum Nantwich Museum is a local, community organisation and charity. In addition to a our permanent exhibitions that reflect the rich history of this market town, a wealth of other activities also take place including temporary exhibitions, workshops, talks and events. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with… (read more)

Can You Help Us?

The Museum has a collection of whitesmith’s tools, used for forging objects out of tin, pewter and other light metals. Tin ware was being produced from early in the seventeenth century and in Cheshire there were whitesmiths/tinsmiths in Crewe, Weaverham and doubtless elsewhere. Between 1835 and 1883 there were up to six braziers, tinplate workers… (read more)

Great British Railway Journeys visit Nantwich

On Wednesday 17th January 2018, at 18:30 on BBC TWO, Michael Portillo visited Nantwich – as part of the Great British Railways Journeys television series. The current series (Series 9) is set in the Edwardian period and Michael’s visit to Nantwich will see him look at the history of the Brine Baths Hotel.  Bill Pearson, a volunteer… (read more)

Siege & Battle of Nantwich Exhibition Now Open

Events leading to the Battle of Nantwich in January 1644 are the subject of a new exhibition in the Your Space Gallery at Nantwich Museum entitled: The Siege & Battle of Nantwich. Running from Tuesday 9 January until Saturday 24 February the exhibition explores how the siege of the town by Royalist soldiers developed in… (read more)

Festive Cheer at the Museum

Visitors and volunteers recently enjoyed a concert of Christmas music led by the Wistaston Singers. The drop-in, sing-a-long concert has become a regular Christmas fixture at the museum and, despite the inclement weather the Millennium Gallery was full of visitors eager to join in the festive spirit. Refreshments were served after the concert providing everyone… (read more)

Cheese Room opens after revamp

Thanks to a generous grant from Nantwich estate agents Baker Wynne & Wilson, the Cheese Room at Nantwich Museum has been redecorated and redesigned. A team of volunteers, led by Museum Manager Kate Dobson, cleaned and repainted the room and researched and designed new display boards plus labels for a wide range of artefacts. Kate praised their… (read more)

Railway Sign Returns Home

The Nantwich Market Drayton Junction sign from the signal box which used to control that railway junction has returned to Nantwich after almost 50 years and is now displayed at the museum. Donated to the museum by Jeremy Nicholls, whose family have cared for the sign for the last 48 years it features cast iron letters on a wooden… (read more)