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Knutsford Heritage Centre

Opening Times


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


(October - March)
Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 4pm
Closed Sunday, Monday

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.

Canute Festival 2016


The BIG Draw


A silver Canute coin is specially minted for the Knutsford Heritage Centre

The Silver Canute Penny specially minted by Russ & Liz Scott of Traders, Invaders and Raiders for Knutsford Heritage Centre, is a replica of the ‘pointed helmet design 1024-1030’. The king appears dressed for war in a conical helmet and holding a bauble sceptre. The reverse side shows a short armed cross, round the perimeter which is inscribed the word ‘CNUTESFORD’.


Tatton Garden Society –
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“The Tatton Garden Society exhibit at the RHS Tatton Park Show 2016, portrays how the River Lily in Knutsford might have looked in 1016 where, according to legend, King Canute is said to have forded the river. He ruled from 1016 as the King of England, as well as Denmark, Norway and part of Sweden until his death in 1035.

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Annual Schools Writing Competition 2016

Our annual schools writing competition is now in its 5th year and has been a great success involving 6 local schools. Over 400 entries last year competed for 6 prizes donated by Waterstones and Mr Simms Sweetshop!



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

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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Upcoming Events
Tue 25

Knutsford Celebrates Canute

January 1 - December 31

KHC has launched the annual schools writing competition for 2016, entries will be due in by October half-term 2016

Friends of Knutsford
Heritage Centre



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

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

Tel: 01565 650506

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