Museums in Cheshire

Nantwich Museum

Pillory Street
Nantwich CW5 5BQ

The fascinating history of one of Cheshire's most attractive and historic towns is brought to life by Nantwich Museum. Located in Pillory Street, at the heart of the town, the museum has main galleries telling the story of Nantwich through the ages - Roman salt making, Tudor Nantwich's Great Fire, the Civil War Battle of Nantwich (1644) and the more recent shoe and clothing industries.

National Waterways Museum

South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW

At the National Waterways museum at Ellesmere Port we bring Britain's canal history back to life. Come and explore the exhibitions in the historic dock complex and experience life aboard our collection of canal and river craft. Collections: This collection includes objects painted by boatmen, costumes worn by boating families, waterways souvenirs, along with photographic and archive material.

Nether Alderley Mill - National Trust

Congleton Road, Nether Alderley
Macclesfield SK10 4TW

15th-century mill beside a tranquil mill pool: * Original Victorian water wheel is a unique tandem design * Mammoth 200 ton stone roof supported by a fine timber frame * Restored to full working order, with regular flour-grinding demonstrations.

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

The Norton Priory Museum Trust, Tudor Road, Manor Park
Runcorn WA7 1SX

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is an award winning museum, excavated medieval ruins, the spectacular St Christopher statue, the lovely Walled Garden and the extensive woodland and sculpture trail.