Knutsford Heritage Centre

90A King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire. WA16 6ED Tel: 01565 650506. Email:


Opening Times. Summer (April - September): Tuesday-Saturday 11am - 4pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm. Winter (October - March): Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm.

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The Heritage Centre is run by a team of volunteers. We cover all aspects of the running of the site including setting up the exhibitions & events, archives, running the town tours, front of house meeting and greeting visitors, gift shop etc. A gardening group looks after our courtyard garden. We have monthly meetings when each section reports progress and plan future activities. We also have social events run by the Friends.  Here is what just two of our volunteers have to say:-

"Over the years I have taken a great interest in artistic type hobbies – for example art, jewelery making and creative embroidery.  The latter drew me into the group of stitchers who started to produce the Knutsford Millennium Tapestry in the late 1990’s.  We stitchers were asked to become more involved with the Centre and I have been happy to do so and have enjoyed the work very much.  I have maintained my interest in the tapestry and do tapestry talks for visitors.  Sometimes I work in the shop and, because I am a keen gardener, I have helped to develop and maintain the Heritage Centre Garden"

"Working at the Centre has been most enjoyable and it has increased considerably my knowledge of Knutsford and its rich history.  It is hard work maintaining a building and organisation like the Heritage Centre in these hard economic times, but it is always a thrill when we are bombarded by a coach load of visitors or a large group books one of the tours" Julia C.

"I volunteered in Aug 2011 after being informed of the opportunity by a friend.   I hadn't previously been involved in anything similar but I was keen to find out more.  It offered me the chance to get more involved in Knutsford's local heritage and activities, with the particular benefits of absorbing the information and meeting visitors.   The recent Friends' Jazz evening was particularly enjoyable, and the 'friends' themselves are very interesting and great company" Chris R


Being a volunteer at Knutsford Heritage Centre is a great way to support the local community and do valuable work for one of the town's best known charities. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the Centre on 01565 650506 or download a volunteer application form by clicking the link below.

Opportunities include:

Front of House

Front of house volunteers assist in the gift shop and galleries, greeting visitors and helping with the general day-to-day running of the Centre. Lively and varied, this role is great for anyone interested in meeting new people and learning new skills. Full training will be given.

Tour Guides

We are currently recruiting volunteer guides to take tours of Knutsford for groups and visitors throughout the year.

Guiding is an enjoyable way of presenting Knutsford's Heritage to visitors, and a great opportunity to present Knutsford and the Heritage Centre at its best. You will be joining an excellent team of volunteers and will receive training and support throughout.

Knutsford Hosts

Knutsford Heritage Centre supports the Knutsford Hosts, a town-wide community volunteering pilot scheme which gives people the opportunity to train as community volunteers to represent the town.

The training means volunteers will, at no cost to themselves, gain the nationally recognised Award in Community Volunteering.

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Upcoming Events

October 21 - March 14

Wartime Knutsford

Exhibition reviewing the impact of World War I on Knutsford

October 21

Friends AGM and People & Places talk by Caroline Sherwin


November 01

The Knutsford Lads who never came home

Talk by Tony Davies, author of The Knutsford lads who never came home.Tickets £8 includes Ligh...

Our Award Winning Heritage Garden

Spring in our Award Winning Garden

Photo courtesy Juno Photographic

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