From 12th April, Congleton Museum will be extending it’s opening hours from 10.30am to 4.15pm (Last entry 3.45pm)
60 Bee Challenge
Can you find 60 bees hidden in the Museum? Why not pop in and see if you can spot them all!
Dementia Information Sessions.
Our present exhibition is full of lovely old toys and trips down memory lane. If you are interested in finding out more about dementia or care for someone who has dementia, come and visit us or please join us at one of our special workshops.
‘Hopscotch and Marbles’ A trip down memory lane.
Tuesday 19th April and Thursday 21st April – 2-4pm
Dementia Information Session.
Sunday 24th April – 2pm
Often people with dementia find it difficult to recall short term experiences but respond well to things form their past. Hopscotch and marbles, invites people living with dementia to visit Congleton Museum’s GIRLS AND BOYS COME OUT TO PLAY exhibition to take a trip down Memory Lane. There will be games to play and songs to sing at these informal drop-in afternoon sessions. For those who would like to find out more about dementia there is an information session on Sunday 24th April at 2.00pm. The talk lasts approx an hour.
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 Hoards 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.
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.
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.