“Pride of Place”: A Journey Through Stories and Art

This February, immerse yourself in a compelling narrative woven by the voices of our community with the “Pride of Place” exhibition at Congleton Museum, presented in partnership with Congleton Pride. As part of LGBT History Month, we celebrate the lives, struggles, and joys of the LGBT community, brought to life through the artistic expressions of local talents.

A new exhibition for all.


“Pride of Place” is not just an art exhibition but a heartfelt journey through the diverse experiences that shape our identities and communities. It’s a showcase of courage, a gallery of resilience, and a celebration of authenticity. This special collection is a key part of ‘Our Story’, a collaborative initiative aimed at embracing and understanding the spectrum of narratives within the LGBT community.

Visitors to the exhibition will experience a dynamic array of artworks, each piece telling a unique story of personal and communal milestones. The exhibition offers an intimate look into the lives of individuals, echoing the sentiments of love, adversity, triumph, and belonging that resonate within the LGBT community.

In our commitment to making these powerful stories accessible to all, artworks not featured in the physical exhibition will be honoured in a permanent online gallery. This digital exhibition ensures that these important narratives continue to reach hearts and minds globally, transcending the limitations of location and time.

Art Prints for a Cause

Select pieces from the “Pride of Place” exhibition will be available as museum-quality art prints, capturing the essence and emotion of the original works. Prints will then be made available to purchase. Proceeds from these prints will support the endeavours of the artists, Congleton Museum, and Congleton Pride, contributing to ongoing efforts to enrich and uplift our community.

Plan Your Visit

Exhibition Dates: 1st to the 16th February 2024 in Congleton Museum, then Saturday 17th February in Town Hall. 

Location: Congleton Museum

Admission to the museum is free.

Get Involved

Are you a local artist interested in contributing to this tapestry of stories? Please read our submission guidelines and send your enquiries/artwork to info@congletonmuseum.co.uk.