A warm welcome
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
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
the town in 1583).
But today we see the sun as a logo extending a warm welcome to our many
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
Nantwich Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday,
from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Closed on public holidays.
What's on at the Museum
A CUT ABOVE THE REST? OPENS THIS
ART from on and around the cuts - or canals - are featured in a new
painter and printmaker who has exhibited extensively in both the UK and
SCHOOLCHILDREN'S WORK IN EXHIBITION - FINAL
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.
ON THE FARM DROP-IN WORKSHOP - THIS WEEK
THE latest of our drop-in workshops takes place this Saturday (May 7)
when youngsters will be able to enjoy a range of activities.
WAR TRENCHES EXHIBIT
THE work of a local schoolgirl featuring First World War
trenches is currently on show in the museum.
WEDDING DRESSES ON SHOW
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
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.
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).
What to See page for more details about the
ship and our other exhibits.
We've reached our brooch purchase target
AFTER launching an appeal to raise £500 towards the purchase of the
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
making an attractive addition to our
Previously, no brooches in the Museum's collection predated the 19th
Read more about the brooch and the
Key Stage subjects
TEACHERS! Find out
about the Key Stage education sessions we can offer your pupils.
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.
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
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
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
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
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:
v Peter Wilson Fine Arts Auctioneers Ltd
Foundations of Nantwich v
Arthur Chatwin Ltd
The Museum also acknowledges the many anonymous
who support us in various ways.
How to become a Patron of the
vThis website was updated
on May 3v