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Nantwich Museum
Pillory Street

Telephone: 01270 627 104

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Overview of collections

Collections illustrate local history from the Roman period to the present day and include items relating to community life, warfare and defence, domestic and family life, personal life and working life.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The main galleries present displays of the history of one of Cheshire's most attractive and historic towns, including themes such as Roman salt making, The Great Fire in the Tudor period, the Civil War Battle of Nantwich (1644) and the more recent shoe and clothing industries. The history of the county's famous cheese features in the first of two extensions, the other being the prize-winning Millennium Gallery, used for temporary exhibitions.

Star Objects at this location

Social and working life collections; The Margaret and Mabel Wooldridge collection of postcards c.1904-1939.
Collection Descriptions
Collection (Nantwich Museum)
Archaeology Collection (Nantwich Museum)
Pottery, Axe, Roman burial urn, Medieval stylus. Woman's medieval ring and Bronze Age child's bracelet. There are a...
Archives Collection (Nantwich Museum)
Books, local directories and guides, documents, programmes, receipts and maps.
Arms & Armour Collection (Nantwich Museum)
Warfare and defence items including Civil War armour, cannon balls and shot and also local items associated with the ...
Costume & Textile Collection (Nantwich Museum)
Men's clothing includes jackets, trousers, waistcoats, swimming costume and boots. Women's costume includes dresses,...
Fine Art Collection (Nantwich Museum)
Watercolours, drawings, prints and oil paintings
Medals Collection (Nantwich Museum)
Medallions (commemorative).
Numismatics Collection (Nantwich Museum)
Coins & tokens.
Personalia Collection (Nantwich Museum)
Spectacles, curling tongs, pipes, snuff box
Photographic Collection (Nantwich Museum)
The photographic material includes a large collection of postcards collected by Margaret and Mabel Wooldridge, and mo...
Science & Industry Collection (Nantwich Museum)
Working life includes themes such as water supply (wooden water main from Nantwich), the local mineral and chemical i...
Social History Collection (Nantwich Museum)
Community life includes civic items, objects associated with the police and fire services (including a fire engine), ...

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