The museum is housed in the old Northwich Union Workhouse building. A special exhibition in the former workhouse schoolroom explores what life was like for the paupers who lived and worked at Weaver Hall, and visitors can find out about workhouse food, hear the stories of some of the people who lived here, and visit the recreated Master's sitting room. The rest of the museum is full of displays and tales of the history and industry of West Cheshire. The stories are told through films, reconstructions, models, and displays of artefacts.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open Tue-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 2-5. Open BH & Mons in school hols (ex Dec), 10-5. Closed 24-25 Dec & 1 Jan
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About the area
Nestled between the Welsh hills and Derbyshire Peaks, the Cheshire plains make an ideal location to take things slow and mess around in boats. Cheshire has more than 200 miles (302 km) of man-made waterways, more than any other county in England. The Cheshire Ring is formed from the Rochdale, Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent and Mersey and Bridgewater canals. This route takes you through a lot of Cheshire, and bits of other counties as well.
While exploring the county’s waterways, covering ground on foot or admiring the typical white plaster and black timber-frame houses, make sure to have a taste of Cheshire’s most famous produce. Although Cheddar has become Britain’s most popular cheese (accounting for over half of the cheese sales in the UK), it was once Cheshire cheese that was in every workman’s pocket back in the 18th century. Its moist, crumbly texture and slightly salty taste mean it goes well with fruit, peppers or tomatoes. As well as the usual white, there are also red and blue veined varieties.
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