Congleton Museum

Market Square, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1ET

Tel: 01260 276360

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Discover a fascinating display of life, culture, and industry dating from the pre-historic period to the present day. There is something for everyone at Congleton Museum. The family friendly exhibits contain; six coin hoards, a medieval log boat, bronze age weapons, and so much more.

Situated behind the Town Hall, in the old police station, the museum uses relief maps to illustrate how the town has grown and changed over time. Using interactive displays, figures from the past tell stories about what life was like in Congleton during times of war, revolution, and disease. Key themes and events such as the English Civil War, the textile industry, and the First and Second World Wars are interpreted though the museums extensive collection of art, photographs, and objects.

Find out about the man who killed the King, John Bradshaw, who signed the death warrant of Charles I. Learn about the Roman Empire and see 2,000-year-old Roman coins up close. Discover the town’s important role in the industrial revolution and how far a fustian cutter walked in a day. Imagine what it would be like to be locked into the old town stocks, to wear the scold’s bridle or to be evacuated far from your Manchester home during the Second World War.

There are monthly history walks around the town and an exciting programme of talks and temporary exhibitions. We run a series of family friendly events and activities throughout the year. The museum gift shop offers souvenirs, original cards and prints, local history books, and an exclusive series of over 50 booklets on various aspects of Congleton’s past.

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Guide Prices

Admission is free, but donations are welcomed as the museum is a registered charity run by volunteers.

Opening Times

All year, 2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Tuesday - Saturday10:30 - 16:15
Sunday12:00 - 16:15

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Road Directions

Leave M6 jct 17 and follow signs to Congleton town centre and use any of the central car parks. The fairground is the nearest. There is a walkway from the back of the bus station, up past the library to the museum. The museum is behind the Town Hall, off High Street. Fingerposts point the way.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest Train Station - Congleton - 1 Mile. Buses run into town from the station at half hour intervals during the day.Buses run to Congleton Town Centre from Biddulph, Macclesfield, Crewe and the Potteries. There is a walkway from the back of the bus station, up past the library to the museum.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • LionelT862
      Preston, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Well presented
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 23rd February 2020
      This small local Museum is well presented and covers various interesting historical elements of local life and the local area. Well worth a visit and your support if in Congleton. Read full review
    • happytravellady
      Macclesfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      So helpful
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 20th September 2021
      I visited during lockdown when I could only visit by appointment but the volunteers there were so incredibly generous and helpful. As I whizzed through the main body of the museum it looked... Read full review
    • V2892ZQdaver
      Trip Type:
      Worst ‘museum’ I’ve ever been to
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 28th October 2021
      Appalling. One room with perhaps twenty exhibits. Not worth the effort of visiting from Manchester. It genuinely is the worst museum I have ever visited and does not deserve to use the description of... Read full review



    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp / Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (free) - Public Car Park

    Printed Material in Foreign Languages

    • German printed material

    Provider Facilities

    • Event Venue
    • Toilets

    Provider Features

    • In town/city centre
    • Indoor Attraction
    • Marketing Cheshire Member

    Target Markets

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed Towards Children
    • Marketed Towards Families
    • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01260 276360

    Tel: 01260 276360

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