Nantwich Museum Re-opens with Online Talk and Camera Club Exhibition

6 May 2021 10:51
Published by: Scott Callan

Nantwich Museum will re-open to the public at 10.30 am Thursday 20 May 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 are advised to book their visit by telephoning the Museum on 01270 627104, when they will be advised of any specific requirements. The top priority remains the protection of staff, volunteers and visitors from exposure to the Covid-19 virus. Museum Manager, Kate Dobson, commented: “I and the Front Desk volunteers are looking forward to welcoming back visitors to enjoy the permanent displays and a new exhibition in the Millennium Gallery, with a gradual return to some degree of normality”.


The enforced closures to the public have enabled several housekeeping tasks to take place which are difficult under normal circumstances. The office has been re-located upstairs in anticipation of a major re-organisation of the permanent displays, whilst the installation of filters on the skylight has facilitated more subdued lighting in the Main Gallery to avoid damaging valuable artifacts.


Regular income streams, including education activities with schools, town tours and outreach activities through which the Museum generates much of its income have all been severely curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic, although the online shop and a series of successful webinars have offset some of the losses. The social media activities of “Nantwich Digital Museum” on Facebook and Twitter have also played a significant part in keeping the Museum active.


In anticipation of the reopening, Dr Keith Lawrence, Director of the Cheshire Civil War Centre and member of the Museum’s Research Group, will deliver an online talk at 7.00 pm Wednesday 12 May, entitled “The Development of Nantwich”, providing a fitting introduction to the Museum’s purpose of recording the local past and inspiring the future. The cost is £5.00 per person. Tickets can be obtained online at or by telephoning the Museum.


The delayed photographic exhibition by members of Nantwich Camera Club, which is enjoying its 40th anniversary this year, will also open in the Millennium Gallery on Thursday 20 May to run until Saturday 17 July. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of images including portraits, wildlife and stunning landscapes. The club’s regular exhibitions at the Museum are always well received, attracting visitors from throughout the region.

For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on or telephone 01270 627104; Website:

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