Nantwich Museum - Civil War Centre

Temporary Exhibitions

In light of the current government advice in relation to the Coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to close the Museum until further notice. This is in the interests of public health and the well being of our staff and volunteers.

Rest assured that activities behind the scenes will continue, to make sure that the Museum is in a good position when it reopens.

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Latest Exhibitions at Nantwich Museum

Personal Voices by Breakaway Textile Group – 11 March to 9 May 2020
Auriculas by Sue Jones
Auriculas by Sue Jones
Omens by Judy Fairless
Omens by Judy Fairless
A Gathering of Strangers by Jan Aldersay
A Gathering of Strangers by Jan Aldersay

This exhibition celebrates the  creative textile work of The Breakaway Textile group. It showcases their own personal styles and inspiration to produce an exciting range of work.

The Breakaway Textile group was formed in 2010 by a group of creative textile and stitch students whose course at a local college had come to an end. There are currently 12 members who come from all parts of Cheshire and one from Staffordshire. Varying in age and experience, all members enjoy stitch and have developed a high level of skill and creativity. The group includes those who have tutored and taught textile courses and all belong either to the Embroiderers’ Guild or the Quilters’ Guild. Members are constantly excited and stimulated to produce imaginative textiles, stitching onto a variety of materials including paper, fabric and recycled products. Hand and free machine embroidery are equally valued and many of the group also work with mixed media.

Entry to the museum and exhibition is free and some of the textiles are for sale.

Endangered & Extinct – 13 May 2020 to 11 July 2020
Val Hunt retrieves everyday things we throw away and presents them in a new and fascinating dimension.40 Years of Nantwich Museum – 15 July to 12 September 2020

Our annual Summer Exhibition showcases some of the highlights of our first 40 year.

Cheese Making Demonstrations – 5 September and Sunday 6 September 2020

A special event as part of Nantwich Food Festival.

2020 Nantwich Camera Club Photographic Exhibition – 16 September to 24 October 2020

The annual exhibition by Nantwich Camera Club.

A Celebration of Stitch – 28 October to 12 December 2020

Embroidery and textile arts by Connected Threads.

Neo-Renaissance – 15 December to 6 March 2021

Art exhibition by local artist Mark Sheeky.

Please note that the Millennium Gallery is a multi-functional room and is occasionally used for talks and meetings. If you are coming specifically to visit a temporary exhibition, please check with the museum beforehand that the Millennium Gallery will be available when you plan to visit.

Nantwich Museum welcomes applications from people and groups to stage exhibitions. Contact us on or telephone 01270 627104 for more information.