Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum

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Bright Warm Welcome at Nantwich Museum

The newly lit shop display at Nantwich Museum

Regular visitors to Nantwich Museum will have been immediately impressed by the new enhanced lighting in the foyer. LED lights have now been installed throughout the museum greatly enhancing the display of artefacts and exhibitions so improving the visitor experience. The project, which included upgrading the shop display lighting and heating system, also aimed to… (read more)

Afternoon Tea in the Garden

Afternoon Tea in the Garden

The onset of steady rain could do nothing to dampen the success of the recent “Afternoon Tea in the Garden” event generously hosted by Deana and Gerald Emerton at Glebe House in Acton. The true British spirit prevailed and remained undaunted in the face of the June weather as visitors enjoyed walks in the splendid… (read more)

Saying Good-Bye to Denise

Saying goodbye to Denise Courcoux

In June we were all sorry to say goodbye to Denise Courcoux our Museum Manager (Maternity Cover) during the last year. She made a major contribution to the museum during that time but we were pleased that she secured a post in Liverpool helping with the administration of ‘The Jam’ exhibition  running in the Cunard Building until… (read more)

History booklet series launch

A new series of booklets investigating aspects of local history is to be launched on Saturday 5 March to coincide with the first in our series of Spring Talks. The booklets have been created by Nantwich Museum’s volunteer Research Group, and the first four titles cover a broad range of topics: – A Day at… (read more)

Museum Recalls Battle

Over 600 people visited Nantwich Museum on Saturday 23 January during the recent Holly Holy Day commemoration of the seventeenth century Battle of Nantwich. As well as having the opportunity to view the permanent exhibitions they were able to enjoy town tours, a musketry demonstration by members of the Sealed Knot, a concert with dancing… (read more)

Placement report from Edge Hill Student

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Nantwich Museum regularly hosts works placements from schools, colleges and universities, helping young people to gain valuable skills and experience. Our most recent placement Ben shares his experiences here: “Hi there! My name is Ben, and I am currently in my 2nd Year at Edge Hill University, studying Primary Education. Back in September, we were… (read more)

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)