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updated on 30/07/2020

Opening Times

Hours may differ
SundaySu
12:00 – 16:15
MondayMoClosed
TuesdayTu
10:30 – 16:15
WednesdayWe
10:30 – 16:15
ThursdayTh
10:30 – 16:15
FridayFr
10:30 – 16:15
SaturdaySa
10:30 – 16:15
Closed.
Opens in  10 h 45 min.
10 h 45 min

Official Data

Official Name
CONGLETON MUSEUM TRUST
Reg. office address
CONGLETON MUSEUM, MARKET SQUARE, CW12 1ET, CONGLETON, Cheshire
Company Number
02214293
Jurisdiction
England/Wales
SIC Code
91020 - Museums activities
Date of Incorporation
27 Jan 1988
Company Type
PRI/LBG/NSC (Private, Limited by guarantee, no share capital, use of 'Limited' exemption)

Description

Touch screens and talking heads help to tell the story of Congleton from prehistoric times, through the English Civil War and the heyday of the textile industry to the Second World War Congleton Museum Trust, a registered charity, was formed in 1985 by a group of local history enthusiasts to pull together as much as possible of the history of Congleton and to explore ways of exhibiting it to the community.


Company description
An ancient log boat, cannonballs from the civil war and the town stocks - just some of the things you can see at Congleton Museum. The museum houses tableaux illustrating life in the town during prehistoric times, in the Civil War, in the heyday of the textile industry and during the Second World War. Figures from the past tell their stories, and interactive computers fill in the background. Relief maps show the changes over the centuries.
A prize exhibit is the Astbury log boat, which dates from the tenth century. The Civil War was particularly significant to Congleton - a former mayor of the town, John Bradshaw, was first to sign Charles I's death warrant. A cannonball from that time, still embedded in a piece of wall from Biddulph Hall, is in the museum.
There are frequent temporary exhibitions, often involving the work of local schools. History walks through the town take place on the last Sunday of the month, followed by a home made cream tea.
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Services
Event Venue, air museums, art museums, audio tours, cafes & coffee shops, children's museums, clock museums, conference facilities & services, corporate events, dinosaur museums, disabled access, disabled toilets, fashion museums, film museums, folk museums, free admission, free museums, guided tours, information points, lost property, metropolitan museums, military museums, motor museums, museum shop, national museums, natural history museums, open all year, public telephones, school trips, tea rooms, textile museums, tourist attractions, toy museums, transport museums, victorian museums, virtual museums, waterways museums, wheelchair accessible
Categories
museum, museum/art gallery
Facilities
Disabled Access, Wheelchair Accessible
Available payment methods
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    Cash
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