For centuries Cheshire has drawn people seeking sanctuary, from weary pilgrims needing a safe haven, to modern visitors looking for peace and quiet.
Cheshire’s location and natural resources have helped create a fascinating commercial history. Salt, silk and soap are especially important, with lots of surprising links across the Museums of Cheshire.
There are lots of potential stops on a transport-related journey around the Museums of Cheshire. Perhaps the first should be Norton Priory to visit St Christopher, patron saint of travellers.
Cheshire at War
Cheshire’s wartime history is a colourful, often bloody story of bravery, suffering, loss and victory. Nowhere is it more thoroughly brought to life than in the Cheshire Military Museum which charts the exploits of the Regiments of Cheshire over five centuries.