Nantwich Museum


Tuesday - Saturday - 10.00am – 4.00pm

About this Museum

The museum tells the story of the town of Nantwich, with exhibitions dedicated to Roman salt making, the Great Fire of Tudor Nantwich, the Civil War Battle of Nantwich, cheese making, and the development of the town’s shoe and clothing industries. The Millennium Gallery shows temporary exhibitions by local artists, as well as themed exhibitions developed by the museum.

The museum is located in the Old Town Library, formerly the site of the town jail.

  • Nantwich was a key site in the English Civil War. Holes from musket balls can still be seen in the walls of St Mary’s Church.
  • Nantwich was an important centre for clockmaking, and the museum has catalogued as many Nantwich clocks as possible.
  • On December 10, 1583, a Nantwich brewer living in the Waterlode, accidentally started a blaze which burned for 20 days, destroying 150 houses, inns and other buildings.


Pillory Street
Nantwich, CW5 5BQ



Free entry



01270 627 104

Visit info

Length of visit

Up to 1 hour


Free children’s activity packs are available from the museum, and children’s workshops take place regularly in school holidays. The museum holds talks throughout the year, and has special programmes to tie-in with annual events including the spectacular Battle of Nantwich re-enactment (January), Nantwich Jazz Blues & Music Festival (Easter) and Nantwich Food Festival (September). Dementia Friendship groups are held at the museum twice a month. The museum offers numerous themed school workshops, and town tours for adult groups.


Gift shop.
Meeting room used regularly by local groups and societies.


Photography is allowed.


Toilets and disabled toilet facilities available.

Getting there
By car:

Follow signs from Nantwich town centre
Pay and display car park opposite the museum

By train:

Nearest station is Nantwich

Mooring Points:

Nantwich Aqueduct, Nantwich Junction on the Shropshire Union Canal

Nearest Venues