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August 2016
£5

Artisan to Patrician

August 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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  Green Island was one of Congleton’s major industrial centres with its textile mills and workers houses, including the notorious Gibralter Rocks. In contrast the Edwardian and Victorian Villas of Park Lane reflect the self assuredness of the town’s industrail and commercial elite. Leader: Ian Doughty Price is £5 per person or £3 for friends of the museum, this includes a delicious cream tea!

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September 2016
£5

Shopping in Congleton

September 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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As a market town, Congleton’s commercial success has been dependent since the medieval period upon its ability to trade. Using images, this walk will look at the way in which the town’s High Street changed between 1880 and 1970. Leader: Ian Doughty Price is £5 per person or £3 for friends of the museum, this includes a delicious cream tea!

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October 2016
£5

Wartime Congleton

October 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Using old images, this walk will take you on a tour of those locations in the town associated with the Crimean Sobastopol Gun the towns memorial to those who gave their lives during World War I and the formation of the Prinses Irene Brigade. Leader: Ian Doughty Price is £5 per person or £3 for friends of the museum, this includes a delicious cream tea!

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Free - £2

Battle of Mons – A Talk by Linda Hulse

October 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Congleton and the Battle of Mons The Battle of Mons was the first major battle the British army fought in the Great War. The British Expeditionary Force faced overwhelming odds and in later years its success was attributed by some to divine intervention. If you want to know more then come to Congleton Museum on Thursday 27th October, when Linda Hulse will give a talk on the Battle of Mons and some of the men from Congleton who were involved.…

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November 2016
£5

Congleton gets Connected

November 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Congleton Museum

Today access to utilities; gas, water, sewage, electricity and telecommunications it taken for granted. During this walk discover how these new services came to the town during the 19th and early 20th centuries and how they changed the way in which its inhabitants lived and worked. Leader: Peter Aston Price is £5 per person or £3 for friends of the museum, this includes a delicious cream tea!

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December 2016
Free - £2

Talk – Congleton Pantomime by Colin Mason

December 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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The creation of Congleton Pantomime in 1978 and how it has evolved since. A talk by Colin Mason (lasting about 45 Minutes) on how and when Congleton Pantomime started and became the success it is today. Content will include the problems faced at the outset and achievements through the years but most of all the professional approach from the beginning. Also covered is an insight to all aspects of a production from initial appointment of director. musical director, choreography to…

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January 2017
Free - £2

Talk – Collecting for the Museum – by Ian Doughty

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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February 2017
Free - £2

Talk – The Congleton Tapestry – by Patricia Lovell

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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The Romans are Coming

February 24 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum,
Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Another chance to meet the Romans! Come down and learn what life was REALLY like in Roman times on Friday 24th February from 10.30am – 3.30pm. Free entry and free activities for children!

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March 2017
£3 - £5

Walk – Shadows in the Town

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum

All walks begin at 2pm from the Museum, which is situated behind the Town Hall. Price including cream tea £5, Friends of Congleton Museum £3.

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