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.
Congleton Museum Trust, a registered charity, was formed in 1985 by a group of local history enthusiasts to pull together as much as possible of the history of Congleton and to explore ways of exhibiting it to the community. It was 2002 before the trust managed to open the museum in the former police station next to the Town Hall. There was by then a wealth of fascinating artefacts to display, including an Anglo Saxon log boat, a burial urn from 1500 BC,two major coin hoards from the 17th Century, plus numerous items of historical interest from more recent times.
The museum is run almost entirely by volunteers; there are just two paid part-time staff – an administrator and an education officer. The education department works with local schools and community groups and offers workshops and hands-on experiences.
If you have some time to spare we would welcome your support. We need people with all kinds of skills and there is a wide range of work to do – welcoming visitors, registering new acquisitions, research, filing, staging exhibitions, administration and marketing to name but a few.
Volunteers Needed! Please follow this link for information about volunteer opportunities at the museum.