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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.

SE Staffordshire NT members visit the Heritage Centre

On Wednesday morning 26th April, we entertained a group of 43 visitors from the SE Staffordshire National Trust to tea, coffee and biscuits, followed by a guided tour of Knutsford looking at the people and places that have shaped our lovely town over the centuries.

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Today’s Businesses – Tomorrow’s Heritage

Our New exhibition will run from Tue 18th July through to Sat 16th Dec

Come and visit our exhibition and find out about the rich history of the businesses in Knutsford, their stories, their place in the community and the premises they occupy.

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Businesses excited by Heritage Centre opportunities

The Heritage Centre’s Welcome Days on 21/22 April attracted praise from both Knutsford businesses and families. Visitors were specially intrigued by rarely seen items from the Centre’s local history archives.

Attending the event were representatives of town centre businesses including Arthur Lee Interiors, the Real Fruit Creamery, Piccolino restaurant, Weightmans solicitors, Cranford Café, The Cross Keys hotel and pub, Tap & Bottle, Nationwide Building Society and Saks Hair & Beauty.

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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 2017

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
Fri 30

Knutsford Walking Tours

June 30 @ 2:00 pm
Fri 07

Knutsford Walking Tours

July 7 @ 2:00 pm
Fri 14

Knutsford Walking Tours

July 14 @ 2:00 pm


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