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The Heritage Centre

Knutsford Heritage Centre is housed in a reconstructed 17th century timber framed building previously known as Musgrave’s Yard.

Evidence of its previous existence as a tinsmith, ironmonger and brazier is clear, with a forge, anvil and an original set of bellows now preserved all on display.

Once no longer able to run as an ironmonger’s, the site had sadly been left to ruin over the years but in 1988, The Groundwork Trust invested £100,000 to renovate and develop the area into what is now The Heritage Centre.

Working as an independent charity, The Heritage Centre continues to grow and develop, always aiming to ‘protect, present and promote Knutsford’s rich and diverse heritage for the benefit of its residents and visitors.’

Admission to the Centre is FREE but we welcome donations. The centre is open all year round.

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Knutsford Heritage Centre also boasts two courtyard gardens beautifully maintained by a team of volunteers.

The front yard, full of colourful pots and baskets, greets visitors to the centre and a walled cottage garden between the two buildings has an array of Old English plants, herbs and flowers and is a perfect place to sit and enjoy the day.

During the summer seasons, visitors may purchase cuttings, seeds and plants from our gardens.


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A separate building consisting of the Tapestry and Exhibition Galleries may be found at the end of the garden.

The Tapestry Gallery was purpose-built to house the Knutsford Millennium Tapestry. Part of an Old Tobacco Mill (now Cranford Carpets), this gallery is also used as a venue for talks, lectures and workshops.

The Exhibition Gallery hosts regularly changing exhibitions througout the year which vary from local artwork to regional heritage displays. You may view current and upcoming Exhibition Listings here.

The galleries are also available for hire; please call 01565 650506 to find out more.


Gift Shop

The Centre has a well-stocked gift shop with Tapestry merchandise, books on local heritage, postcards and books.

We also provide a useful selection of tourist information and leaflets.

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Thank you sponsors!

Knutsford Heritage Centre would like to thank everyone who made it possible for us to stage the Crowning Glory exhibition.

Special thanks goes to Knutsford Town Council for its generous donation, exhibition sponsors Clare & Illingworth, Mannings the Chemist, Tatton Estates, those who provided help in kind – Sainsbury’s, Knutsford Bloom, Flora Home Furnishings – and photographers Fred McDowell, Derek Schofield, and Jonathan Farber who supplied photos for the exhibition.

We are also very grateful for the support of the Knutsford Guardian who printed our leaflets and posters free of charge, and Stephen Bridgehouse of Juno Photographic who has taken photos and videos to help promote the exhibition.

Finally we would like to thank Angela and Bob of the Don Giovanni restaurant for providing such lovely food and wine which added the Crowning touch to the event.

Sign up for the latest Crowning Glory Newsletter by completing the form HERE


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

NO NEED TO BOOK – May 2nd to October 31st

Every Friday at 2pm, from the beginning of May to the end of October, just turn up at the shop, pay £5 and go on our newest walk ‘Tales, Trails and Tea Shops’ (max. 12 people: larger groups need to book, please). Take a guided walk around Knutsford and explore some of its more hidden and/or unusual attractions on a route which leads you gently around the town from Tatton Park gates in the north to the Parish Church in the south….
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90A King Street, Knutsford,
Cheshire, WA16 6ED

Tel: 01565 650506

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