Nantwich Museum staff and volunteers are saddened at closing the Museum to visitors temporarily, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As well as the Museum no longer being open, all events, involving volunteers as well as the public, have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
In order to continue its engagement with visitors, on Monday 23 March the Museum launched the Nantwich Digital Museum on its Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nantwichmuseum. A programme of local history stories, pictures and interactive activities will form the basis of daily postings. There’s a different theme for each day of the week
which includes images and interpretation of exhibits from temporary exhibitions, Buildings and Places, Nantwich People, Quizzes and Questions, Memory Lane, the Civil War, and Science and Nature. There will be plenty of opportunity for Facebook followers to get involved by commenting and answering questions in response to challenges in the posts, which it is hoped people will find fun and interesting.
As well as visiting the Museum on social media, it is also possible to find information about the initiative by searching for the hashtag #NantwichDigitalMuseum on internet search engines such as Google.
We’ve also made Personal Voices by the Breakaway Textile Group our first live Virtual Exhibition. To view, make yourself a cup of tea (or whatever your favourite drink is), chose a comfy chair, and click here.
The Museum looks forward to communicating and engaging with the local community and virtual visitors from more distant places at this difficult time and hopes to see them soon on Facebook.
For further information please contact Nantwich Museum on firstname.lastname@example.org.