Weaver Hall Museum

162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8AB

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Tel: 01606 271640

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About Us

Weaver Hall Museum & Workhouse is full of displays and tales of the history and industry of West Cheshire.  The stories 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.

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

Disabled access

Wheelchair access is available throughout the museum.

Café/Shop

The museum has a well-stocked shop with local books, postcards, DVDs and attractive souvenirs. 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

Adult £3.50, concession £2.50, child £1.80. 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

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday14:00 - 17:00

* School holiday Mondays & Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-5pm including 19th April 2019.

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVAQAS Accredited VAQAS Accredited 2019

Directions

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:

    • Phil C
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Great Litttke Museum
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th August 2018
      A great place to develop an understanding of the workhouse and the industrial history of Northwich .Also an interesting art gallery too Read full review
    • proteafarmer
      Hautefort, France
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Well presented history
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 1st October 2018
      A very friendly staff will lead you through the development of Northwich town centre. The venue is especially suited to young people Read full review
    • Walkingwombles
      Castle Hill, Australia
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Worth a visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 9th January 2019
      I was particularly interested in visiting a workhouse museum while I was visiting from Australia though unfortunately very few are open in the winter. Luckily, Weaver Hall is one of the few open and... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

    Catering

    • 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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