Weaver Hall Museum

162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8AB

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About Us

Life could be very tough for the people of mid-Cheshire but never more so than for those who ended up in the Northwich Union Workhouse.  The museum tells the sad stories of those who fell through the net and of the prosperous business families who decided their fate. 

- The Industrial Voices Gallery explores the development of the industries of mid-Cheshire which were in direct response to the slat geology and the mass production of evaporated salt. 

- The stories of poverty and prosperity are told through films, reconstructions, models and vivid displays of intriguing artefacts, which relate to local industry, market towns, transport, archaeology, and the building’s history as the Northwich Union Workhouse. 

- An exhibition in the former workhouse schoolroom explores life for the paupers.  Around the rest of the museum you can find out about workhouse food, discover some of the people who lived here, and visit the recreated Master’s sitting room.

- The tiny Regalette Cinema houses the original seating from the Northwich Regal and  shows an introductory film to the museum.

There is an active programme of special exhibitions and events.  See website for more information.  

Wheelchair access is available throughout the museum.

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.

Combine your visit with trip to the multi-award-winning Lion Salt Works and immerse yourself story of open-pan salt production which drove the development of Cheshire as a key producer for the world.

Weaver Hall can be easily access from the stations of the Mid-Cheshire rail line and is a short drive from Anderton Boat Lift, Arley Hall and Jodrell Bank.

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Guide Prices

Adult £3.50, concession £2.50, child £1.80.
Family (2+2): £8.00
Pre-booked groups: £2.50 per person
Other ticket options available. Free access to temporary exhibitions (donations welcome) and the coffee shop and gift shop. Please note prices subject to increase in April 2019. Please check website for details.

Opening Times

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday14:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday14:00 - 17:00

* General Opening Text


  • Visit EnglandVAQAS Accredited VAQAS Accredited 2019


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.

Public Transport Directions

Train- Northern Line to Northwich, walk 22 minutes (1.1 mile).

Northern Line to No. 1 bus to Northwich Interchange, walk 11 min (0.5 mile)

Bus- No. 82 to Northwich Interchange, walk 11 min (0.5 mile)



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    Recent Reviews:

    • PaulMatt123
      Northwich, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Children’s Activity Day
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 1st August 2019
      What a fantastic gem of a place. They organise a lot of events during school holidays, things like making pop bottle rockets and wind chimes. I have two children under 5 and they both absolutely love... Read full review
    • Big-G66
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 17th October 2019
      Occupies part of what was the Northwich Workhouse but also covers other local interests including salt extraction. Some good displays but can be noisy if schools visiting (Not the children - the man... Read full review
    • johnmI1113LE
      Well worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 24th January 2020
      Really enjoyed a couple of hours at the Weaver Hall. Went to see if I could find out more about the working lives of boatmen on the River Weaver as I have family links from the mid 1800's. This... Read full review



    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired 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

    Provider Features

    • Marketing Cheshire Member

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01606 271640

    Tel: 01606 271640

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