Nantwich Museum

Pillory Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5BQ

Tel: 01270 627104

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Nantwich is a beautiful, historic market town boasting fine examples of Tudor and Georgian architecture.  The town centre has many independent shops including a grocer’s and a cheese shop, and we have the countryside on our doorstep with both the Shropshire Union Canal and the River Weaver nearby.

At Nantwich Museum we tell the stories of the town and its people. Find out what a salt ship is and explore our dedicated Cheese and Dairy Room. You can find out about clock making, shoe and clothing production, as well as the impact that the Great Fire of Nantwich of 1583 and the Battle of Nantwich (1644) had on the town.

There is always something new to see with our wonderful Millennium Gallery accommodating a changing programme of art and history-based exhibitions. A smaller Community Gallery provides opportunity for local individuals and groups to display their work. Every summer the Museum also curates its own history-based exhibition. This year our Research Group has delved into the history of the site of the town’s former gas works, uncovering its early use and showcasing some interesting and slightly unusual gas appliances. Running in parallel to a Summer of Science festival, there is a jam-packed diary of events.

A range of events, activities, talks and walks run throughout the year and dressing up, trails, books and games are also available for young and old alike.

An education offer for schools, including our popular Fire of Nantwich and Battle of Nantwich workshops, is available, and a Dementia Friendship Group meets twice a month with participants enjoying a whole range of activities including arts, crafts and music.

We have 60+ volunteers helping with all aspects of the running of the Museum, making this a friendly and vibrant place to visit.

Information about all our current events and exhibitions can be found on our website, as well as details about how you can become a Museum member.


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Guide Prices

Free Admission

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00

Special Offers

  • Become a member

    If you would like to become a supporter of the museum you can have the opportunity to get more involved with the work of the “home of the town’s history”. As a Nantwich Museum Trust Ltd member you will know you are helping to support a local museum which is being run by and for Nantwich, its surrounding area, and also for visitors to the town.

    What do you get as a member of the Trust?

    You will receive a monthly e-newsletter containing the latest news from the museum.
    You will receive a copy of the Member’s Journal, which is full of articles on local history.
    You can enjoy various talks throughout the year at a discounted price.
    You will have the chance to take part in decision-making about how the museum is run by attending the annual general meeting of Nantwich Museum Trust Lt

    To sign up as a member of Nantwich Museum, please download a form here:

    Friends of Nantwich Museum Application Form

    The rate for Individual membership is just £20; and £30 for Family membership.  We can boost your membership payment by reclaiming tax through the Gift Aid scheme.  For more information, visit the HMRC’s pages on Gift Aid.

    You can now easily join online. Click here for Individual Membership and here for Family Membership.

    We also welcome and appreciate sponsorship from local businesses. Companies who would like to be a Patron of the museum should contact us. A list of the current Patrons will soon appear on the website.



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Road Directions

From M6, jct 16, follow signs for town centre. Follow the A500 (signposted Crewe, Nantwich, Chester), then follow Newcastle Road - A51 (signposted Nantwich, Stone).At the traffic signals continue forward, signposted Nantwich. bear right onto London Road - A51 and enter Nantwich.

Public Transport Directions

The Museum is situated in close proximity to Nantwich Train Station.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • margaretedwards53
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Nantwich Museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th June 2023
      I have visited the Nantwich Museum many times a lovely museum with many artefacts found at sites around Nantwich. The town has a lot of history. I was born at the Barony Hospital now offices. I am... Read full review
    • L4510WDbrianm
      Daventry, United Kingdom
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      Solo travel
      MUSEUM Nantwich
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 19th August 2023
      Well worth making the discovery.Well presented covering many aspects of Nantwich,s past Also hold talks and events for children Free entry and friendly and helpful guides Read full review
    • Janet H
      Worcester, United Kingdom
      Lots of interesting history
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 19th September 2023
      Nice little museum packed full of interesting displays. Loved the cheese room and the history of Cheshire Cheese. Well worth visiting if in the area. Couple of steps up to entrance. Read full review



    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors

    Payment Methods

    • Delta accepted
    • JCB accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Features

    • Marketing Cheshire Member

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01270 627104

    Tel: 01270 627104

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