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BROWSE through the website (using the links on the left) and get to know all about the home of the town's history.

   We hope you will be impressed enough to want to visit us in our Pillory Street building. We look forward to offering you a warm welcome.

   The museum's sun logo is based on a plaque displayed in the museum which was once fixed over doors of houses in the town by fire insurance companies. Protection against fire has always been important to the people of Nantwich living in timber-framed buildings (fire devastated much of MLA logothe town in 1583). But today we see the sun as a logo extending a warm welcome to our many visitors.  


WE are pleased to have been awarded accreditation status by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

What our status means to us - and you | The MLA website


Nantwich Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Closed on public holidays.

What's on at the Museumlockgates




ART from on and around the cuts - or canals - are featured in a new exhibition by a painter and printmaker who has exhibited extensively in both the UK and abroad.   More.



PUPILS of local schools entered an art competition organised by the Rotary Club of Nantwich and now their work can be seen in a current exhibition.  More



THE latest of our drop-in workshops takes place this Saturday (May 7) when youngsters will be able to enjoy a range of activities.  More 


wedding gowns


THE work of a local schoolgirl featuring First World War trenches is currently on show in the museum.  More.



A small display of wedding dresses from the Museumís collections are on show in the main gallery until the end of May. This is to mark the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The five dresses, which accompany a display of wedding items, include ones dating from the 1930s and 1940s which have belonged to brides who have lived or got married locally.

salt ship display

 What to see in the Museum


AMONG the many exhibits to be seen in the various galleries in the Museum is the one-third section of the Nantwich salt ship (right).

   Visit the What to See page for more details about the ship and our other exhibits.

We've reached our brooch purchase target  Hurleston brooch

AFTER launching an appeal to raise £500 towards the purchase of the Hurleston Brooch (pictured) we are delighted to announce that we have received funding and donations to cover the entire cost of buying the brooch.

   The solid gold artefact is making an attractive addition to our existing displays. Previously, no brooches in the Museum's collection predated the 19th century.

    Read more about the brooch and the fund-raising appeal

Key Stage subjects

TEACHERS! Find out about the Key Stage education sessions we can offer your pupils.  More  


Sowing seeds of exhibition

WE are looking for information about farms which have been lost during the last century, within a four-mile radius of Nantwich town centre. This is for an exhibition later in the year. More.


Volunteer stands down

ONE of our valued volunteers, Allan Whatley, has decided to stand down from his several tasks after 23 years helping at the Museum.  More


Exciting prizes to be won

IN association with Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, we will be running a photographic competition for budding photographers between the ages of four and 21. Not only will there be exciting prizes for the top three pictures in each of three categories, but a selection of the entries will be on display in an exhibition.  More 


Goodbye, Anne

ANNE Wheeler, Curator of Nantwich Museum for the past two-and-a-half years, has left us to move to Ireland where her husband has a new job. Museum personnel and others associated with events during her time in office gathered for a farewell ceremony.  More


Roman coin


Hoard of Roman coins found

A LOCAL metal detectorist who found a hoard of Roman coins near to Nantwich donated the money to which he was entitled to Nantwich Museum enabling us to buy the coins and add them to our collection. More  

Nantwich Museum is an independent charitable trust supported by regular grants from:       

See also the Financial Support page

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Museum security . . . and you

To protect the exhibits at the museum, and so that visitors can enjoy their tour of

the museum without disturbance, we have installed 24-hour security video recording. Cameras watch all areas of the building at all times. The museum gratefully acknowledges a donation of £4,500 from Nantwich Town Council to help us with security cover after we were plagued by some unwelcome visitors. 


Patrons of the Museum


We acknowledge, with thanks, the financial help given by our Patrons:


Hibberts LLP  v  Banks Sheridan  v Peter Wilson Fine Arts Auctioneers Ltd

Foundations of Nantwich v Arthur Chatwin Ltd   v  Barn Antiques    


The Museum also acknowledges the many anonymous friends

who support us in various ways.


How to become a Patron of the Museum


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