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Nantwich Museum is to reopen from Thursday December 3.

The popular Pillory Street venue re-emerges from lockdown and will now be open from Thursday to Saturday openings, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm.

With visitor numbers restricted, staff request they ring in advance to book their visit.

The museum will close for Christmas and the New Year at 4.30 pm Thursday December 24 and reopen 10.30am Saturday January 2.

The museum shop will be open offering a wide range of goods including Christmas cards, other greeting cards, games, toys, souvenirs, craft work including jewellery, books.

The extensive range of books cover various aspects of the town’s history with two new titles available this year.

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 range of topics including 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 fourteenth century to Victorian times.

Some were replaced by new houses, others destroyed by fire or vandalism, while 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 627104 or by emailing the museum at [email protected]

Payment can be made by telephone, when collection times can be arranged.

Some items can be purchased online by visiting: https://www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk/shop/ including books and booklets detailing local history, some of which are downloadable.

Christmas is also an ideal time to become a Friend 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 Annual General Meeting. 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, https://nantwichmuseum.org.uk/product/individual-membership/

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