Staff and volunteers at Nantwich Museum say they are saddened by the temporary closure of the museum to visitors, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As well as the museum no longer being open, all events – involving volunteers as well as the public – have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
In order to continue its engagement with visitors, on Monday 23rd March the Museum launched the “Nantwich Digital Museum” on its Facebook page.
A programme of local history stories, pictures and interactive activities will form the basis of daily posts on the page.
There will be a different theme for each day of the week, which includes images and interpretation of exhibits from temporary exhibitions: Buildings and Places, Nantwich People, Quizzes and Questions, Memory Lane, Civil War, as well as Science and Nature.
There will be plenty of opportunity for Facebook followers to get involved by commenting and answering questions in response to challenges in the posts, which it is hoped people will find fun and interesting.
As well as visiting Nantwich Museum via social media, it is also possible to find information about the initiative by searching for the #NantwichDigitalMuseum hashtag.
The Nantwich Museum team is looking forward to communicating and engaging with the local community and virtual visitors from more distant places at this difficult time.