Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum

27 Pillory Street, Nantwich, CW5 5BQ ~ Tel: 01270 627104


Joseph Priestley

Saturday 5 October 2019, 1.30 to 4.00

An exciting programme of short talks, exploring the life, travels, friends and legacy of Joseph Priestley and the relationship of his discoveries to the Periodic Table of the elements.
Joseph Priestley’s time in Nantwich, Helen Cooke, Nantwich Museum
Wedgwood, Bentley and Priestley – a unique alliance, Gaye Blake- Roberts, Wedgwood Museum, Stoke-on-Trent
Joseph Priestley, Birmingham and the Lunar Society, Cameron Arthur, Soho House Museum, Birmingham
Out of thin air: from oxygen to the periodic table of the elements, Fabio Parmeggiani, University of Manchester

The Civil War in Cheshire

16 October to 13 November 2019, 7pm to 9pm

This is a series of evening classes, is for all those with an enquiring mind. The story will be built up to provide an understanding of the Civil War in Cheshire:

  • Week  1. The War arrives in Cheshire – 1642.
  • Week 2. The lead up to the Siege of Nantwich.
  • Week 3. The Barthomley Massacre – a review.
  • Week 4. The Siege and Battle of Nantwich.
  • Week 5. The Siege of Chester and Brereton’s search for support.

The cost is £50 and includes all course materials and refreshments.

Aspects of the History of Nantwich

6 November to 11 December 2019, 2 pm – 3.30pm

A new series of talks on the history of Nantwich. The topics are:

  • Week 1. Roads and the development of Nantwich.
  • Week 2. Nantwich Railways.
  • Week 3. The story of Nantwich Brine and Salt.
  • Week 4. The Lost Churches and Chapels of Nantwich.
  • Week 5. The Canal at Nantwich.
  • Week 6. Agriculture and Cheshire Cheese.

The cost is £25 (Museum Members £20) or £5 (Museum Members £4) per talk.

For further information, or to buy tickets, contact the museum on or telephone 01270 627104.