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Knutsford Heritage Centre

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 and all on display.

Once no longer viable 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 throughout the year.

Our email address is: info@knutsfordheritage.co.uk

Gardens

Knutsford Heritage Centre 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.

Exhibition Gallery

A separate building comprising 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 (and formally 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.


May Day – A Century of Change

We are currently planning a new exhibition to commence on Tuesday 9th April 2019, which will look at how the Knutsford May Day celebrations have changed over the last 100 years. We are delighted to announce “The Lord Eldon” public house in Tatton Street as our Exhibition Sponsor.

 

New for Groups in 2019 – Discover Historic Knutsford and Tabley House.

Take a Tour of the Knutsford Heritage Centre with its Millennium Tapestry combined with a  guided tour around Knutsford in the morning followed by a visit to Grade 1 Tabley House with its unique collection of Paintings, Furniture and Memorabilia.
Lunch and Afternoon Tea available.
Be inspired!!!

New for Groups in 2019 – Discover Historic Knutsford and Tabley House.

Take a Tour of the Knutsford Heritage Centre with its Millennium Tapestry combined with a  guided tour around Knutsford in the morning followed by a visit to Grade 1 Tabley House with its unique collection of Paintings, Furniture and Memorabilia.
Lunch and Afternoon Tea available.
Be inspired!!!
Knutsford Heritage Centre

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

Will commence again in the Spring of 2019

Every Friday at 2pm, and also on the first Saturday morning of each month at 11:00am, from Friday, 3rd May to the end of September, 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)… Read more
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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