Museums in Cheshire

Catalyst - Science Discovery Centre

Gossage Building, Mersey Road
Widnes WA8 0DF

Catalyst is an interactive science centre and museum devoted to chemistry and how the products of chemistry are used in everyday life. Our key aim is to make science exciting and accessible to people of all ages and to inform them about science based industries and their role in our lives, past present and future. Collections: The collection consists of nearly 7,050 individually numbered items and groups including objects, archive material and photographs. The objects range from test tubes to a 20 ton cast iron caustic soda finishing vessel and the archives include company documents of all kinds, product brochures and general ephemera.

Cheshire Military Museum

The Castle
Chester CH1 2DN

In this museum we remember The Cheshire Regiment, The Cheshire Yeomanry, The 3rd Carabiniers, The 5th Royal Iniskilling Dragoon Guards, the Eaton Hall Officer Cadet School and several other small Cheshire units - some now long retired (often from bigger corps of the Army). We also remember the important role of the women of the regiments and the lives of those who were left behind when the men left home to fight.

Congleton Museum

Market Square
Congleton CW12 1BT

Displays featuring four main areas of the town's history: prehistoric times, including a log boat found at Astbury; the English Civil War, featuring John Bradshaw, who signed the death warrant of Charles I; the heyday of the textile industry; the Second World War.