Congleton Museum tells the story of the town and the surrounding area through its unique collection of hoards. The wealth of artefacts on display illustrate the archaeology of the district, the impact of the English Civil on the town and Congleton’s significant contribution to the Industrial Revolution through the development of its textile industry.
Congleton’s rich and varied history is brought to life using interactives, large exhibitions and talking heads. Stories of some of the town’s colourful characters are featured including the man who sentenced to death King Charles I, John Bradshaw.
The Museum hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year, and from 2nd July 2016 to end of January 2017 this will be “The Cheshire Hoards”. These hoards from Knutsford and Malpas were found recently by metal detectorists and provide a fascinating insight into Roman life in the North West of England during the Roman occupation of England and Wales. The hoards comprise over 130 coins along with brooches and rings. The exhibition has been produced in collaboration with the Heritage Lottery Fund and National Museums Liverpool.
The Museum has plenty to see and do, including guided and educational tours, a gift shop and meeting space. It is the perfect place to spend a day with the family and from which to explore the town’s rich heritage