Touch-screens and talking heads help to tell the story of Congleton from prehistoric times, through the English Civil War and the heyday of the textile industry to the Second World War.
Volunteers Needed! Please follow this link for information about volunteer opportunities at the museum.
2016 Calendars and new book on sale now!
Congleton Museums 2016 Calendar is now for sale in our shop. The calendar features fascinating pictures from Congleton’s past.
£5.50 for A4 and £3.50 for A5.
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
Congleton Museum’s newest exhibition opened on Tuesday August 18th. Compiled by volunteers, Linda Hulse and Moira Lawrence, it tells the story of the Gallipoli campaign in which the men of the Cheshire Regiment were heavily involved including many men from Congleton. The exhibition, which is illustrated by pictures, contains many moving letters from the Front to relatives back home. These give a graphic picture of life in the trenches and are in strong contrast to the understated comments from the official War Diaries which are also on display.
The experiences and, in some cases, injury and death of many sons of Congleton are recorded in excerpts from their letters and those of their colleagues. For many there was no known grave and their names are recorded on the Helles Memorial.
For an interesting, informative experience do visit the exhibition which is free (although donations are always welcome). Opening hours 12.00 – 16.30 Tuesday to Friday and Sunday: 10.00 to 16.30 Saturday. Last admission is at 15.45.
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.