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May 2016

A Pub Crawl through Time

May 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Congleton Museum
£5

Congleton was renowned, in the past for the high numbers of inns, taverns, and drinking houses for the size of its population. This walk will seek out those long lost drinking establishments and look at how those which still exist have changed over the years. Leader: Lyndon Murgatroyd Price is £5 per person or £3 for friends of the museum, this includes a delicious cream tea!

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Dementia Information Session

May 31, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

For more information about dementia and the chance to become a Dementia Friend, please come to one of our sessions. Next session is on Tuesday 31st May - 7.30pm - 8.30pm

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June 2016

Lambersloone – Routeway to the Past

June 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£5

Follow in our ancestor's footsteps along the ancient footpaths to the south of the town and discover how growing industrialisation encouraged new methods of communication. Depending on the weather, waterproof footwear may be required for this walk. 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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Talk by David Jackson – John Walker, Mayor of Congleton – Much More than a Hoarder

June 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free – £2

Congleton Museum presents a talk by David Jackson “John Walker, Mayor of Congleton – Much More than a Hoarder”. This talk will be about the life of John Walker, thrice time’s mayor of Congleton in the seventeenth century. David will introduce us to John Walker’s family, his public life, political beliefs and business activities, rather than focusing on his association with the Priesty Fields hoard. Talk will be held on Thursday 23rd June at 2pm at Congleton Museum. Friends of…

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July 2016

Cheshire Hoards

July 2, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - March 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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Free

The long anticipated Cheshire Hoards will be open from Saturday July 2nd 2016 at Congleton Museum. Delivered in partnership with The Museum of Liverpool. The Malpas Hoard, found in 2014, is a group of Iron Age and Roman coins buried in the mid-1st century AD, shortly after the Roman conquest of Britain. The Knutsford Hoard, found in 2012, is a group of Roman coins and jewellery items, including three large and decorative silver gilt brooches. These items were buried in…

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Mill Walks and Industrial Yarns

July 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Congleton Museum
£5

The layout of Congleton has changed considerably since the first silk mill was built in 1752. This walk will try to show, through its mills, how Congleton's textile heritage affected the town. Leader: Lyndon Murgatroyd Price is £5 per person or £3 for friends of the museum, this includes a delicious cream tea!

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150 Years of Congleton Town Hall

July 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congleton Town Hall
£3.50

Join Congleton Town Hall for their 150 years celebration on Monday 11th July from 7pm. Book your place via the Tourist Information Centre 01260 271095 or email info@congletontowncouncil.co.uk

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August 2016

Artisan to Patrician

August 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£5

  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

Shopping in Congleton

September 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£5

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

Wartime Congleton

October 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£5

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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