We are now open from 10.30am to 4.15pm. Last entry 3.45pm.
Looking for something to entertain and educate your children and grandchildren at the end of the summer school holidays – then bring them to Congleton Museum between 10.30am and 3.30pm on Friday 2nd September to meet the Romans.
Members of the Deva Victrix will be on the High Street and at the museum to talk about their life as Roman soldiers. Find out about their dress and weapons the food they ate and how they treated their battle wounds.
This is an opportunity for youngsters to find out more about the people who may have hid the exceptional Cheshire Roman Hoards currently on display at the Museum.
Everyone is welcome to participate on this free activity delivered as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Cheshire Roman Hoards project.
The Cheshire Hoards
Congleton Museum is pleased to announce that The Romano Cheshire Hoards are now on display at Congleton Museum until January 2017.
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.
Book to Accompany the Cheshire Hoards Exhibition
Two Hoards of Roman Treasure were acquired by the Museum of Liverpool and Congleton Museum in 2015. These finds from Malpas and Knutsford are exciting collections of coins and jewellery which reveal new insights into life in Roman Britain in the first and second centuries AD.
This book tells the story of the discovery and significance of these hoards, and how archaeologists are using them to further our understanding of the Romano-British period in the North West.
The book is available now at Congleton Museum priced at £4.50
Exhibition open now upstairs in the Museum. Why not bring the children along to play and learn!
The Cheshire Hoards are here!
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
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.