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Weaver Hall Museum

162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8AB

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 85 reviews85 reviews

Tel: 01606 271640

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Discover a hidden heritage… Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is full of displays and tales of the history and industry of West Cheshire. The stories are told through films, reconstructions, models and displays of intriguing artefacts relating to market towns, transport, archaeology, the famous Cheshire salt industry and the museum building’s former history.

The museum is housed within the old Northwich Union Workhouse building. A special display in the former workhouse schoolroom explores life for the paupers, the dismal diet and the harsh work routine.

We have a coffee shop with a selection of hot and cold drinks, biscuits and flapjacks. There is a pub next door for those looking for hot food.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£2.00 concession
Child£1.50 child
Adult£3.00 adult
(2 + 3)£15.00 family
(2+2)£7.00 family
Pre Booked Groups (Per Person)£2.00 groups

Free to view special exhibitions (suggested donation £3) and to visit the gift shop and coffee shop.


Road Directions

The museum is situated on the A533 (London Road) about half a mile south of Northwich town centre. It is well signed (follow the brown signs) from the A556 and is approximately a 30 minute drive from Chester and 40 minutes from Liverpool and Manchester. If you are approaching from the town centre, make sure you indicate and turn right immediately after passing under the railway viaduct. We have a large free car park which can accommodate coach parties. The museum is fully accessible with designated disable parking bays, accessible toilets, a lift to first floor level and a hearing induction loop in the mini-cinema.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Helen C
      Trip Type:
      A window to the past
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 9th April 2018
      I visited with my fiance. I'm originally from northwich but don't live here any more, and in my childhood I went to this museum a lot back when it was called The Salt Museum. sadly the giant tongue... Read full review
    • Curlypops1980
      Warrington, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      More on the work house please.
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th February 2018
      Myself & my mother spent an interesting hour here learning about the work house & the Northwich area. The visit was excellent. The car park is a good size & it’s free to park. All staff encountered... Read full review
    • WillStaffordshire
      Trip Type:
      Excellent Museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th February 2018
      Set in an old workhouse it is well presented and very informative but not just about the workhouse but also other aspects of the local history. Well worth a visit and inexpensive. Read full review


    Provider Features

    • Marketing Cheshire Member


    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors


    • On-Site café/restaurant - We have a coffee shop with a selection of hot and cold drinks, biscuits and flapjacks. There is a pub next door for those looking for hot food.

    Payment Methods

    • Delta accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Opening Times

    2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
    2018 (1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

    * Tuesday – Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 2-5pm, Bank Holidays, Good Friday and school holiday Mondays 10am-5pm.

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