Town Expeditions

From 24th July only, during the summer holiday - 4 trails, 9 challenges and 2 events


Discover a summer of fun with Congleton Museum’s Town Expeditions festival, featuring 4 new trails, 9 challenges and 2 events – there’s something for the whole family.

This summer, step back in time and embark on an exhilarating journey to learn about the history of Congleton. Town Expeditions, a six-week long festival during the summer holidays comprises 4 new trails, 4 explore challenges, 5 create challenges and 2 events. This immersive event invites adventurers of all ages to delve into the past and uncover secrets of the town, you might just stumble across stories you’ve never heard of before!

Stickers are rewarded for participating in activities (trails and challenges), the more activities you complete, the more stickers you’ll get – until your passport is completed!

You can collect trails, Heritage Passports and activity stickers from the museum.

Trails

There are four trails to complete. Both the Architecture and Planning and Art and Design trails focus on the town centre, the Nature and Vegetation trail is contained within the Bath House and Physic Garden and the History and Archaeology trail focusses on the main exhibition and the museums collection.

Challenges

There are 8 challenges to complete, 4 explore and 5 create challenges. Please click on the relevant pages to find out more information and advise on how to complete each activity.

Events

Art in the Garden

Part of the Town Expeditions event, drop in with your own art materials and sit on the grass, painting the nature around you with fellow artists. Refreshments will be on sale to raise money for Congleton Museum and Congleton Bath House and Physic Garden.

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Community of Culture

Part of the Town Expeditions event, explore and experience the rich heritage of our community through various cultural displays and activities. 0+

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Further information

Set against the backdrop of our charming town, the festival offers four distinct historical trails, created by young people – for young people and by volunteers of Congleton Museum. Each trail explores different historical themes connected to Congleton.

The passport and four trails have been part-funded by the Margaret Williamson Memorial Fund. We thank our funder for the opportunity to engage young people with Congleton Museum over the summer holidays.

Partners include: Congleton Bath House,

Congleton Museum is closed on Mondays. Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am – 4.15pm and Sunday 12.pm – 4.15pm. If you plan to complete one of the 3 town trails on a Monday, please make sure you have collected them during museum opening hours.

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Town Expeditions

Discover a summer of fun with Congleton Museum’s Town Expeditions festival, featuring 4 new trails, 9 challenges and 2 events – there’s something for the whole family.

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History and Archaeology Trail

Part of the Town Expeditions event, explore archaeology collection of Congleton Museum and complete the trail. 8+

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Art and Design Trail

Part of the Town Expeditions summer event, explore art in Congleton and complete the trail! 6+

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A contractor building the interior of the museum, the area which is now the foyer.

Architecture and Planning Trail

Part of the Town Expeditions event, explore architecture in Congleton and complete the trail. 8+

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Nature and Vegetation Trail

Part of the Town Expeditions event, explore Congleton Bath House and Physic Garden and complete the trail. 4+

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How Does the Town Work?

Part of the Town Expeditions event, tell us what interests you about city life and find answers to your questions. 6+

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Art in the Garden

Part of the Town Expeditions event, drop in with your own art materials and sit on the grass, painting the nature around you with fellow artists. Refreshments will be on sale to raise money for Congleton Museum and Congleton Bath House and Physic Garden.

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Community of Culture

Explore and experience the rich heritage of our community through various cultural displays and activities!

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Who Sings and Who Crawls?

Part of the Town Expeditions event, explore wildlife near your house. 8+

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Family Stories – Toys and Childhood in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s.

Part of the Town Expeditions event, collect memories of your grandparents or parents about their favourite toys. 10+

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Discover the Beauty of Congleton

Part of the Town Expeditions event, photo and share your favourite place in Congleton. 4+

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