Research library

The museum has some rare books and manuscripts in its research library. A team of volunteers has been trained to support visitors in their search for people, places and publications. The library will be staffed from 1200 to 1600 on Tuesdays,Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Other times/days can be arranged by prior appointment.

Access to the library during these times is free to Friends of the Museum. Other visitors will have the first half hour free then a charge will be made. If anyone wishes a member of the research team to undertake research on their behalf, please enquire as to cost.

2 thoughts on “Research library

  1. Hello there, my name is Lee Cope and I’m researching my family history. So far it has brought me to Cheshire and I seem to have made connections with the workhouses in the area.

    My ancestors names are as follows…

    William Cope 1823 – 1863 (b) Sandbach (d) ?
    John cope 1824 – 1894 (b) Sandbach (d) Wolverhampton

    There mother was Sarah Cope 1779 -1851 (b) ? (d) ?

    I can find them as born in the workhouses of Cheshire, but I’m afraid I don’t know which one’s and for some reason Sarah has not put a father on the baptism certificates of her sons. This has caused problems with tracking down my ancestors.

    I was wondering if you could help in any way to find out who, what and why they all ended up in the work houses.

    any help you could provide would be very much appreciated.

    kind regards, Lee.

  2. Lee, I will forward your enquiry to someone with expertise in this area. Meanwhile, you could visit the facilities of the museum and see if our database of information will help you.

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