Nantwich Museum

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Nantwich Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Welcome to Nantwich Museum. The fascinating history of one of Cheshire's most attractive and historic towns is brought to life by Nantwich Museum, founded in January 1980. Located in Pillory Street, at the heart of the town, the museum has main galleries telling the story of Nantwich through the ages - Roman salt making, Tudor Nantwich's Great Fire, the Civil War Battle of Nantwich (1644) and the more recent shoe and clothing industries. Free Admission.
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vivEngland
Preston, UK731 contributions
Nantwich is a very nice market town and worth visiting the museum, not very large, but still a lot of interesting things to see and read about. They also have a Cheese Room which we have been in before but this time it was closed. It is situated in what used to be a Victorian library. You can learn about the different industries in the town which included salt, clockmaking and clothing and information about famous people from the town and also read about the English Civil War. Various events and exhibitions are held as well. There is no charge, but there is a donation box.
Written July 15, 2022
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Hi, We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The Museum is free to entre and a great way to spend an hour or so whilst enjoying the delights of Nantwich. Nantwich Museum is currently preparing for it's major summer exhibition 'A Spectacle of Sport' which starts on Thursday 21 July. The exhibition takes a grandstand journey through the sporting stories that have made headlines (often international) over the last 150 years. From football to swimming and para sports to riding for the disabled there is something for everyone in this all-inclusive free exhibition. There will also be an accompanying series of well-being walks, sporting talks and family holiday activities.
Written July 18, 2022
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Shirley E
Dronfield, UK315 contributions
Arrived in Nantwich and found the car park which was full. Hung around a while and eventually someone left and I got parked. From there it was just a short walk to the museum, which is quite small but full of interesting finds. Also very good on the history of the town and the industries. I felt I learnt a lot. There was only me there. I thought the small shop area was disappointing but the museum was very good.
Written March 31, 2022
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Thanks for your review. The Love Lane car park can get busy especially on Market days. However there are a number of other car parks in the town. Pleased that you enjoyed the Town Museum which is FREE and has an ever changing exhibition programme. The latest exhibition is 'Movement' by Alex Jabore - a display of ballet and wildlife paintings and which runs until 7th May. Please do come back and visit us again perhaps enjoying one of the varied selection of guided walks that are on offer. Full details are on the Nantwich Museum website.
Written April 6, 2022
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Mike
Glossop, UK344 contributions
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For a small local museum there are some really good archeological pieces. There are displays about local industries, the civil war and local government. There are some very niche historical publications in the shop too such as “Nantwich gates”!
Written October 28, 2021
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RandRH
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK3,255 contributions
Couples
We came across the Nantwich museum by chance as we were walking around the town.

Free to enter. The staff at the shop were not that welcoming and only spoke when I did first.

Small museum, quite a bit crammed into a very small space. Thankfully it wasn’t busy when we visited, however there was a meeting going on in the back room, so we were unable to enter that area.

Written February 11, 2020
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Andrew B
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Well worth a visit. A hidden gem. Some fascinating pieces in the museum. Did the Nantwich town tour which was excellent - informative, entertaining and interesting. Will be back to do the 2nd tour option for the rest of the town
Written December 17, 2021
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HazelNut963
Bolton, UK41 contributions
This is a good little museum for the size of the town and has some interesting artifacts,
However , I was somewhat disappointed when I volunteered some photographs of former Nantwich residents and they were just not interested. These photographs were of people taken in the 1880's-1890's. What sort of museum is this to turn away items of local history?
Written December 5, 2019
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helenmelon1974
Nantwich, UK33 contributions
Couples
I visited here with my husband as he had never been before but was greeted by a woman who was very rude and told us we could not look round as they would be closing in 15 minutes - it only takes 5 minutes to look round!
Not acceptable!
Written March 30, 2015
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J_Jarndyce
County Durham, UK727 contributions
I didn't have long here but I enjoyed the cheese room in particular, and the salt history. Very friendly staff.
Written February 9, 2020
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Sue L
Warrington, UK53 contributions
Couples
Happened upon this museum yesterday. Quite small from the outside but very informative about the history of Nantwich & the area. Very pleasant & helpful staff on hand to explain anything to you & point out some of the more unusual exhibits & how they fit together. Don't pass it by!
Written August 12, 2018
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Tony W
Nantwich, UK40 contributions
Solo
Before you go any further Nantwich Museum isn't quite the Grosvenor in Chester but its a fine testiment to Nantwich life through the ages. A great outlet for artist talent with exibition area and engagement with the young with on going projects.
Written February 23, 2016
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