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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)

Nantwich Civic Society at 50 exhibition

The Nantwich Civic Society at 50 exhibition was formally opened on 21 November 2017 by Cllr. Rachel Bailey, Leader of Cheshire East Council supported by the Mayor of Cheshire East, Cllr Arthur Moran and Mayor of Nantwich Town Council, Cllr. Penny Butterill and their respective consorts. Nick Dyer, Chair of the museum’s Board of Management… (read more)

Cheese Room Re-opens

The Museum’s Cheese Room has recently undergone a revamp with thanks to funding from the Baker, Wynne and Wilson Community Pledge. Visitors can find out about buttermaking and cheesemaking within the locality, learn about the cheesemaking process and also the significance of cheesemaking within the town today. Artefacts include a cheese vat, a variety of… (read more)