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Congleton Museum

Mon – Sat, 10:30 – 16:15
Sun, 12:00 – 16:15

Discover a fascinating display of life, culture, and industry dating from the pre-historic period to the present day, including six coin hoards, a medieval log boat and bronze age weapons

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Teddy Trek – Activity Trail

Every Day

Find the hidden bears around Congleton Museum to reveal a paw-some story.

Elizabeth’s Heritage Walk

Sunday, 30th Jun 2024, 14:00, 2 hrs

Join us on Sunday 30 June at 2pm for a walk around Congleton Town Centre, focussing on the history of Elizabeth Wolstenholme-Elmy.

Bubbly and Brushstrokes – Beginners Watercolour Workshop

Wednesday, 3rd Jul 2024, 18:00, 3 hrs

A beginners watercolour workshop where you will learn to paint a landscape image. Ticket price includes a class of prosecco and nibbles.

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A photograph of the Peover Hoard being excavated
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Roman Cheshire

Temporary exhibition on Roman occupation in Cheshire.

Threads of Remembrance – Coffee Morning

Every Thursday Morning at 10.30am, 1 hr

Thursday coffee morning. Knit or crochet forget-me-not flowers with Congleton Museum all year. Creating one big installation in November 2024 for Remembrance. This is one of many events throughout the year marking 110 years since the First World War.

Sunday walk – History on Your Doorstep

Sunday, 7th Jul 2024, 14:00, 2 hrs 15 mins

How did Rope Walk and Priesty Fields get their names? Where is the bridge on Bridge street? Discover Black Lion Court and the Cockshuts. Join this walk and find out about Congleton's fascinating history and some of its secret places.


Congleton and Gallipoli 1915

Tuesday, 23rd Jul 2024, 19:00, 2 hrs

Join us on the 23rd July at 7pm for a talk on the 7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, and their time in Gallipoli during the First World War. Followed by a private view of the new exhibition opening in the summer.

Booking required
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Roman Around the Museum – Activity Trail

Every day

Roman themed activity trail focussed around the museum's collection.

Sunday Walk – Congleton’s Lost Buildings

Sunday, 4th Aug 2024, 14:00, 2 hrs 15 mins

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 towns unique appearance.

Sunday Walk – Where Trains Would Run

Sunday, 1st Sep 2024, 14:00, 2 hrs 15 mins

Was Congleton originally destined to be the major railway junction Crewe become? Between 1825 and 1853 24 separate railway lines were propositioned which would have run through the town. This walk will look at the impact these might have had on Congleton if th

Sunday Walk – Congleton and the Age of Enlightenment

Sunday, 6th Oct 2024, 14:00, 2 hrs 15 mins

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.