Nantwich Museum has reopened, and resumed its earlier arrangement of Thursday to Saturday openings (10.30am – 4.30pm).
Because visitor numbers are restricted, the museum team has requested that people call in advance to book their visit.
The museum will close for Christmas and the New Year celebrations at 4.30pm on Thursday 24th December and reopen at 10.30am Saturday 2nd January 2021.
The museum shop will be open, offering a wide range of goods, including: Christmas cards, other greetings cards, games, toys, souvenirs, craft work including jewellery, books etc.
The extensive range of books – which cover various aspects of the town’s history – include two new titles this year.
Local History Snippets
Local History Snippets from Nantwich Digital Museum by Helen Cooke is a collection of items featured in the popular Facebook posts developed this year during the museum’s enforced closure.
The book, priced at £10.95, provides bite-size chunks of information on a wide range of topics.
These include: local history, stories, old photographs, paintings and images from the museum collection, some of which are only rarely seen.
Lost Halls in Cheshire by Andrew Lamberton costs £15 and looks at over 70 Cheshire country houses and mansions that no longer exist, ranging from the late 14th century to Victorian times.
Some were replaced by new houses, others destroyed by fire or vandalism, whilst some did not recover from military occupation during World War Two.
Although the main properties may be lost, evidence can sometimes be found of outbuildings such as lodges and private chapels.
Shop items can be ordered by telephone on 01270 627 104 or by emailing email@example.com.
Payment can be made by telephone, when collection times can be arranged.
Some items can be purchased online by visiting www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk/shop (including books and booklets detailing local history, some of which are downloadable).
Friends of Nantwich Museum
Christmas is also an ideal time to join the friends of the museum with no renewal required until April 2022.
Friends support the work of the museum and, subject to Covid-19 restrictions, membership includes e-mail newsletters, a journal, discounts on talks and events, invitations to exclusive member events and a voice at the AGM.
Individual membership costs £20 and for families £30.
Further details are available from the museum and it is possible to join online via the museum website.