Main Museum

The main exhibition gallery displays four major themes associated with the town’s past.

Each theme is presented through objects, a relief map of the town, interactive computer programmes and talking heads.

    • Archaeology and Pre-history: The museum’s collections span over 4,000 years.


    • Civil War: Series of exhibits chronicling the English Civil War, offering explanation about the conflict and the different views of the royalists and the parliamentarians.


    • Industrial Revolution: Exploring the impact of the industrial revolution on the local area.


  • Second World War: Congleton had its own Victoria Cross holder; local industry was busy working on the war effort  and the area was home to many evacuees and a base of the Dutch Princes Irene Brigade.