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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

Welcome to Knutsford Heritage Centre

Knutsford Heritage Centre

Welcome to 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.

Knutsford Celebrates Canute

Great Rail Journeys

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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. For the programme Michael Portillo visited Heathwaite House where Elizabeth Gaskell the town’s famous authoresslived as a child, the Unitarian Chapel where she is buried, and the Gaskell Tower built in 1907 by Richard Harding Watt in her memory. Diane Stenson accompanied Michael Portillo who chatted with him about Elizabeth Gaskell’s mostfamous novel ‘Cranford’, the inspiration which she drew from the many buildings and features of the town.

The picture here shows Diane Stenson, Michael Portillo and Val Bryant (Trustee) in front of the Gaskell Tower.

 

Memoir Writing

Memoir Writing

This 7-week course will guide you through the process of writing stories from your life for your grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Suitable for inexperienced and experienced writers, there will be lots of tips on how to make your memories vivid and engaging.  Just bring yourself, a pen and paper. Sessions last for 2 hours and will include stimulating, hands-on writing exercises and the opportunity to read out work in a friendly, supportive and constructively critical environment, guided by a former literary agent, Sarah Ganczarski M.A. in Creative Writing and teaching creative writing qualifications from MMU.

Start Date:     Monday 4th April 2016 (7 weeks)

Finish Date:  Monday 23rd May (1 week off 2nd May)

Venue:            Knutsford Heritage Centre

Time:              10am – 12pm

 Price:             £50 (inc refreshments)

Knutsford Heritage Centre

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

NO NEED TO BOOK – June 3rd to October 28th 2016

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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KHCtimecapsule1_n1435110Centre’s Time Capsule

The Heritage Centre proudly celebrated its 25th anniversary on 23rd September 2014 and this   special occasion was marked by burying a time capsule. The contents related to the achievements of the centre and life in Knutsford. Items were also included from the many local businesses and organisations which have supported the centre. A birthday party was held, with cake of course! All volunteers and specially-invited guests, including the Knutsford’s 150th Royal May Queen and Town Mayor, enjoyed the festivities. The capsule is buried in the garden and will be opened in September 2064.

Photo courtesy of Knutsford Guardian

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The Friends of Knutsford Heritage Centre was set up in September 2007 to provide financial support for the Centre…

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CONTACT

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

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

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