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Knutsford Heritage Centre

Opening Times

Summer - (April - September)
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm
Closed Monday
Open Bank Holiday Mondays 2pm - 5pm

Winter - (October - March)
Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 4pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Open Bank Holiday Mondays 2pm - 5pm

Welcome to Knutsford Heritage Centre

Knutsford Heritage Centre

Welcome to Knutsford Heritage Centre, set in the heart of the town in a reconstructed 17th century timber framed building on King Street.

There’s a lot to explore with three galleries over two buildings, two beautifully maintained gardens and a well-stocked gift shop. We have an exciting changing exhibition programme, demonstrations, walks, talks and activities.

This is also the home of the Knutsford Millennium Tapestry. Set in three distinct panels, the remarkable tapestry is more than 13 metres long and was created by over 3,000 local residents to celebrate Knutsford in the millennium year.

Take a look at our calendar of events with something for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

The Mid-Cheshire Community Rail Partnership’s  “Marvellous Days Out” Poster Exhibition steams into the Heritage Centre at the end of January

This exhibition, commissioned by the  Mid-Cheshire Community Rail Partnership, to evoke the Golden Age of British Travel, features the designs of Nick Thompson from Chester-based Lemondrop Creative.

Thanks to Sally Buttifant, from the Partnership, we are now  delighted to be able to host this exciting railway poster exhibition right here in the Knutsford Heritage Centre.

We are offering our visitors the opportunity to see this amazing collection of iconic art-deco style railway posters, featuring railway stations along the Manchester to Chester rail line, including Knutsford …  all around the theme of having a marvellous day out, encouraging people to use the Mid-Cheshire railway line.

You will also be able to buy souvenirs from our gift shop including replicas of these iconic posters. Our range of items includes prints , postcards and a specially commissioned coffee/tea mug featuring the Knutsford poster and the train stops along the line.


 

Cheshire East Mayor launches Business Exhibition

Guest of honour at the recent opening of the Knutsford Heritage Centre’s ‘Knutsford Means Business’ exhibition was Councillor Arthur Moran, Mayor of Cheshire East Council.

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You can read more about the Business Exhibition launch and see more pictures on our Events page

THE ORAL HISTORY OF KNUTSFORD
A major new project by the Knutsford Heritage Centre 

Oral history is the recording of people’s memories, experiences and opinions.
It is:
  • A living history of everyone’s unique life experiences
  • An opportunity for those people who have been ‘hidden from history’ to have their voice heard
  • A rare chance to talk about and record history face-to-face
  • A source of new insights and perspectives that may challenge our view of the past
The Knutsford Heritage Centre believes that oral history is of great social importance and plans to create a permanent archive of personal recollections relating to the town’s past.
 


Great Rail Journeys

Knutsford was featured on a recent BBC2 Great Rail Journey programme featuring Michael Portillo in January 2016. Knutsford Heritage Centre worked with Boundless TV on the research for this programme during 2015.

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Join our ‘Turn Up & Go’ Walking Tours every Friday at 2pm

Will commence again in the Summer of 2018

Every Friday at 2pm, from early June to the end of October, just turn up at the Heritage Centre, pay £5 and enjoy an hour long guided walk around Knutsford and explore some of the more hidden and unusual attractions. We have several themed walks, all led by our friendly, knowledgeable tour guides. For groups of more than 10 people we ask you to book in advance by contacting the centre (T: 01565 650506)….

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Upcoming Events

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Knutsford Heritage Centre opened in 1989 and is run entirely by Volunteers. It collects , displays and interprets the history of Knutsford for the benefit of both local people and visitors.

CONTACT

90A King Street, Knutsford,
Cheshire, WA16 6ED

Tel: 01565 650506
Email: info@knutsfordheritage.co.uk

Copyright 2016 by Knutsford Heritage Centre | Registered Charity No. 1076917