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The Cheshire Hoards are coming!

We are currently looking for front of house volunteers to help out with reception desk duties and informing the public of our exhibitions.

Various shifts available between 10.30am – 4pm

Please contact Sam Vinsun at
Telephone: 01260 276360 or
email: info@congletonmusuem.co.uk

The Cheshire Hoards

Congleton Museum is pleased to announce that The Romano Cheshire Hoards will be on display at Congleton Museum Saturday July 2nd 2016. The opening will be marked with a special visit by Roman soldiers who will march through Congleton Town Centre and hand over the Hoards to our Mayor. The procession will start in the town centre at 10.45am Sat 2nd July.

The HoardsrevisedPoster Template have been acquired jointly by The Museum of Liverpool and Congleton Museum to be preserved and displayed to the public of the North West with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Ian Doughty, Collections Manager at Congleton Museum said,

“The hoards tell the story of the early history of the region, and point to links between the Cheshire salt fields and the coastal trading centres in and around Merseyside. We’re delighted that with Heritage Lottery Fund support, visitors to our museums can learn more about the region’s history.”

This exhibition explores the hoards, and their context in the Romano-British North West.

The exhibition is FREE entry. More information about launch events to follow.

 

60 Bee ChallenCongleton Museum Childhood Exhibitionge

Can you find 60 bees hidden in the Museum? Why not pop in and see if you can spot them all!

 Girls and Boys come out to Play

Exhibition open now upstairs in the Museum. Why not bring the children along to play and learn!

 

 

50 Finds From Cheshire              50 Finds from Cheshire

This fascinating book by Vanessa Oakden features many of the exciting finds that have passed through her hands as the Portable Antiquities Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. It will be of considerable interest locally as it features finds which are, or soon will be, items in the museum’s collection. These are the Knutsford and Malpas Hoards, the Church Lawton Strap End and the Middlewich Ring.

The book is available from the museum shop price £14.99

Volunteers Needed! Please follow this link for information about volunteer opportunities at the museum.

Admission

Congleton Museum is a free entry museum. We rely on the generosity of visitors and members with their donations and small grants to keep the museum running. It costs £1,000 a week to maintain and develop the museum.