Nantwich Museum Main Gallery 2010 (1)

Nantwich Museum has unveiled ambitious plans to update its Main Gallery.

The Cheese and Dairy Room was updated in 2017 and the Cheshire Civil War Centre Gallery opened in 2019 at the Pillory Street venue.

The four key elements in the design of the new gallery are:

•The story of Nantwich brine and the making of the high-quality salt for which the town was known and which was valued by the Romans
•The changing face of the town
•Events which shaped the town including the Great Fire of 1583
•Nantwich’s various trades and industries.

Modern displays will use material from the Museum’s Collection with new technology enhancing interpretations, in part through the medium of oral histories.

Kate Dobson, Manager, Nantwich Museum (1)
Kate Dobson, Manager, Nantwich Museum

Museum Manager Kate Dobson said: “A lot of the groundwork for the re-development has already been covered, and the first phase of work with a design agency is already in hand.

“What was already a major challenge has now been made much more difficult by the pandemic and especially the question of finance.

“But that is being addressed with the practicality of the project in mind.”

Anyone interested in joining the project to shape the future Museum can become a Friend of the Museum (Museum Member) or a volunteer on one of the specialist teams.

Contact the Museum or become a Museum Member online at

The Museum is an independent charity costing around £1,200 a week to run.

About half its funding comes from grants awarded by Cheshire East Council and Nantwich Town Council.

The remainder must be raised through other grants, donations and fund-raising activities.

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