Nantwich Museum re-opens to the public

8 Sep 2020 12:45
Published by: Scott Callan

After almost six months closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic Nantwich Museum will re-open to the public at 10.30 am Friday 18 September. 

It will be open on Saturday 19 September and thereafter on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with a view to returning to full opening hours as soon as possible, namely Tuesday - Saturday 10.30 am - 4.30 pm.
Visitors must book their visit by telephoning the Museum on 01270 627104 when they will also be advised of any specific requirements.

There is still an opportunity to visit the temporary exhibition in the Millennium Gallery, "Personal Voices" by the Breakaway Textile Group, which will remain in place until the end of the year.

Despite the closure, Museum staff have been working from home and, more recently, at the Museum using the opportunity to undertake several housekeeping tasks which are difficult under normal circumstances. A major project has been planning for the re-opening with the top priority the protection of staff, volunteers and visitors from exposure to the Covid-19 virus as well as seeking the funding required to finance the extraordinary requirements.

Museum Manager Kate Dobson commented: "I am extremely grateful to all those volunteers who have been only too keen to enable the Museum to re-open as soon as possible despite what will inevitably be challenging conditions" and she reassured prospective visitors that everything would be done to make their visit as enjoyable as possible.

The Museum has acknowledged the continued support of Cheshire East Council and Nantwich Town Council especially as other income streams, the shop, education activities with schools, town tours and outreach activities have all been curtailed for several months. It costs around £1,200 a week to run the Museum and the earliest return to normal operation will become increasingly important to sustain the facility.

For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on; Website:,,

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