Our crafters have been busy making affordable items for Christmas and these are now on sale in the museum shop. Christmas cards range from 30p to £1.50, packs of wine glass charms made with Swarovski crystals are only £2.50, felt tree decorations for £1, packs of gift bows with tags for £1 and memo pads for £1.50. Why not come along and take a look? All sales benefit the museum.
Heritage Open Days, Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th September – As a part of the National Heritage Open Days which celebrate England ’s fantastic architecture and culture, Congleton Museum will be opening Bradshaw House between 10.00am and 3.00pm each day.
Come and see this Georgian landowners’ town house, the museum’s proposed new home. Donations to the Bradshaw House Fund, which will allow the museum to move to these larger premises, are greatly appreciated.
The museum will be open as usual.
Congleton Museum is happy to announce two new booklets by Peter Boon are now on sale. These two booklets tell stories important to Congleton, from the Green Island district to the tale of a Congleton soldier. ‘A Congleton Soldier in the Great War 1914 to 1918’ recounts the tales of Peter’s father who served during the First World War, surviving both the Somme and Ypres to return home to his family. ‘Gibraltar Rocks and Green Island district of Congleton’ explores the geography, history and people of the Green Island district of Congleton. The booklets cost £2 and £3 respectively.
Music history at the museum! Congleton Museum is proud to host a special exhibition on the Rode Hall Silver Band. Established in 1837 to lead parishioners from Scholar Green to Astbury Church, the band is now a staple of local events and celebrations.
Included in the display is an 1837 brass drum, still used by the band, along with information about the band’s membership during the two world wars.
This free exhibit is open until September 8th. Pictured: the band in 1880.
HOORAH!! Congleton Museum’s Evacuee Experience has made the Top 100 UKED list for places to take school children.
See website: issuu.com/ukedchat/docs/uked_magazine_may_2014
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From the 28th March 2013, Congleton Museum now has free entry! The museum relies on income from members and visitors, so a donation would be gratefully received.