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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.