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March 2020

Walk – Shadows in the Town

March 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

Many lost features of the past are associated with notable properties in the town. Where are they and where can we find them?  This walk will seek out significant buildings subsequently hidden by modern developments. Leader Peter Aston  

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April 2020

Walk – A Pub Crawl Through Time

April 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

Where have all our pubs gone? In 1906 there were 63 Public Houses for 10,500 people. 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  

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June 2020

Walk – Mill Walks and Industrial Yarns

June 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£3.50 – £6

It is difficult to imagine that rural Congleton was one of the earliest mill towns. Its first and largest silk mill was erected in 1752, long before Arkwright’s mills at Cromford. This walk will aim to show the extent of the town’s textile heritage and how it influenced the lives of its inhabitants. Leader Lyndon Murgatroyd  

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September 2021

Walk – Congleton and the Age of Enlightenment

September 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£1.00 – £4.00

The 18th century saw many advances in science, art, literature, industrial and agricultural production. This walk will examine how the wealth, the ‘Age of Enlightenment’ and the Industrial Revolution changed the architecture of the town. Leader Ian Doughty Meet at the Museum at 2.00pm on Sunday 4th September. Adults £4.00, Children £1.00, Friends of Congleton Museum £2.50  

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October 2021

Walk – Artisan to Patrician

October 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£1.00 – £4.00

Green Island was one of Congleton’s major industrial centres with its textile mills and workers houses, including the notorious Gibraltar Rocks. In contrast the Edwardian and Victorian villas of Park Lane reflect the self assuredness of the town’s industrial and commercial elite. Reserve your place online with a free ticket and pay on the door. Adults £4.00 – Children £1.00 – Members £2.50 Click to Reserve Tickets Alternatively email info@congletonmuseum.co.uk or phone us on 01260 276360 to reserve. If the…

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Walk – The Importance of Water

October 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£1.00 – £4.00

Water has been important in the development of Congleton as both a means of transport and an industrial resource for the tanning and textile trades. The provision of drinking water and an effective sewage disposal system was still concerning the town as late as the 1960’s. Reserve your place online with a free ticket and pay on the door. Adults £4.00 – Children £1.00 – Members £2.50 Click to Reserve Tickets Alternatively email info@congletonmuseum.co.uk or phone us on 01260 276360…

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November 2021

Walk – Changing Places

November 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£1.00 – £4.00

Using images of Congleton, taken over the past 100 years, this walk will show how the main streets of the town have developed to meet the changing social and economic needs of its inhabitants. Reserve your place online with a free ticket and pay on the door. Adults £4.00 – Children £1.00 – Members £2.50 Click to Reserve Tickets Alternatively email info@congletonmuseum.co.uk or phone us on 01260 276360 to reserve. If the event is sold out, you can follow the…

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December 2021

AGM

December 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This years AGM will take place on Monday 6th December at 7pm in the Bridestones Suite at the Town Hall.

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April 2022

Walk – Congleton’s Lost Buildings

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Congleton, CW12 1ET
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£1.00 – £4.00

Using images this walk will identify the locations of those many historic and attractive buildings the town has lost over the last 120 years. It will also look at how these changes have destroyed the town unique appearance. Meet at the Museum at 2.00pm on Sunday 3rd April. Adults £4.00, Children £1.00, Friends of Congleton Museum £2.50    

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May 2022

Walk – Throstle’s Nest by Tommy’s Brook

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congleton Museum
£1.00 – £4.00

Buglawton was, until 1937, a separate entity with its own Urban District Council. Use this walk to discover how this mill dominated township grew up during the 18th and 19th centuries around the confluence of the River Dane and the Dane in Shaw Brook. Leader: Ian Doughty Meet at the Museum at 2.00pm on Sunday 1st May. Adults £4.00, Children £1.00, Friends of Congleton Museum £2.50  

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