Things to do

Welcome to Nantwich Museum’s Things To Do page. We shall be adding more family friendly activities soon, so please remember to keep visiting this page.

Find out about past events that shaped our town.

Downloadable Comics

Jigsaws

Timeline

Trails

Events that have shaped the town – downloadable comics

Download, print, colour and find out more about the Battle of Nantwich and the Great Fire of Nantwich.

The Battle of Nantwich Comic by Nantwich Museum
The Battle of Nantwich

The Great Fire of Nantwich Comic by Nantwich Museum
The Great Fire of Nantwich

Click on the pictures above to download. Why not have a go at making your own comic?

Trails

We have developed a range of trails where you can explore out town and learn more about the history of Nantwich.  Remember to stay safe and observe social distancing. Please remember that many buildings are private property, but can be viewed from the road.

Nantwich Town Trail

Our town trail starts at the Museum, and guides you to some of the more interesting sites in our beautiful historic town. How many questions can you answer? An ideal activity to do as a family.

Nantwich Town Trail cover
Nantwich Town Trail

Nantwich Town Trail Answers

The Great Fire of Nantwich Trail

Find out more about how, and why, why this terrible disaster affected Nantwich.

The Great Fire of Nantwich Tour first page

Great Fire of Nantwich Trail

Nantwich Benchmark Trail

Did you know quite a few building in Nantwich have a special sign on them? Learn where to find them and what the signs were used for.

Nantwich Museum Benchmark Trail

Nantwich Benchmark Tour

This introductory tour tells you what benchmarks are for, and where to find them.

We also have two trails, where you can find even more benchmarks.

Nantwich West Benchmark Trail

Nantwich East Benchmark Trail

If you wish to have these trails on your phone, please scan this QR code:

Benchmark QR code

Nantwich Workhouse Trail

Did you know that Nantwich had its own workhouse, where poor people ended up? This tour should be suitable for most ages – but younger primary children will appreciate some adult interpretation.

Nantwich Museum Workhouse Trail cover
Nantwich Workhouse Trail

Timeline

Why not have a go at making your own timeline of events that have taken place in your life time? Take a look at our Nantwich timeline to find out all about the things that have happened in our town.

Nantwich Timeline
Nantwich Timeline

Nantwich Jigsaws

We have created some online jigsaws with a Nantwich spin! Some (but not all) of these have been posted on Facebook and Twitter as part of the Nantwich Digital Museum initiative during the Covid-19 lockdown. Click on the titles below to access the jigsaws.

Nantwich Digital Museum
Digital Museum (easy)

Knitted Snowmen at Nantwich Museum
Snowmen (easy)

Welsh Row Frogs
Welsh Row frogs (easy)

Nantwich Museum in bloom
Nantwich Museum in bloom (easy)

Nantwich Mill by Thomas G Hill
Nantwich Mill by Thomas G Hill

Hospital Street, Nantwich, by Archie Mackinnon
Hospital Street, Nantwich, by Archie Mackinnon

Nantwich Museum Craft Group’s Periodic Table
Nantwich Museum Craft Group’s Periodic Table

St Mary’s Church, Nantwich, by Herbert St John Jones
St Mary’s Church, Nantwich, by Herbert St John Jones

Pillory Street, Nantwich in the late 1960s
Pillory Street, Nantwich in the late 1960s

E. Rhodes toyshop by Herbert St John Jones
Rhodes toyshop by Herbert St John Jones

Boots and Shoes on display at the Museum
Boots and Shoes on display at the Museum

Cheese and Dairy Room at the Museum
Cheese and Dairy Room at the Museum

Nantwich Town Square by Herbert St John Jones
Nantwich Town Square by Herbert St John Jones

Cattle Drovers in Welsh Row by Les Pickford
Cattle Drovers in Welsh Row by Les Pickford

Nantwich Tapestry
Nantwich Tapestry

Clocks at Nantwich Museum
Clocks at Nantwich Museum

Nantwich under siege – constructing the walls by Les Pickford
Nantwich under siege – constructing the walls by Les Pickford (hard)

Water Mills around Nantwich
Water Mills around Nantwich (hard)

Water Droplet (by Paul Topham, from River Weaver exhibition)
Water Droplet (by Paul Topham, from River Weaver exhibition) (hard)

Sir William Brereton – Civil War Parliamentarian General
Sir William Brereton – Civil War Parliamentarian General (hard)

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