A guest at the Knutsford Hotel – life for a female inmate in a Knutsford Gaol
On Saturday 27th October, Elizabeth Morris will tell us the tale of a Knutsford woman, fallen upon had times, who finds herself a guest at the Knutsford House of Correction, in the 19th Century.
Hear about life in Knutsford long ago and the hardship of being a female prisoner.
Prison rations will be issued from 1:30pm
Talk starts at 2:30pm
Cost £8 (Friends £7)
Cheshire East Mayor launches Business Exhibition
Guest of honour at the recent opening of the Knutsford Heritage Centre’s ‘Knutsford Means Business’ exhibition was Councillor Arthur Moran, Mayor of Cheshire East Council.
You can read more about the Business Exhibition launch and see more pictures on our Events page
Sat 15th October 2016
11:00am to 4:00 pm
The BIG DRAW
This is our 3rd time participating in this exciting worldwide event. In conjunction with Knutsford Library, we will be holding our BIG DRAW event at the Heritage Centre during the Canute Festival. Drawings will be based upon limericks about King Canute, and we will have 6 tables set up in the tapestry gallery with pencils, charcoal and crayons available for everyone to use.
Tues 22 March – Wed 30 Nov
Exhibition Garden Gallery
Canute: Viking Warrior & English King
Celebration King Canute’s Millennial Year
“BIG VIKING WEEKEND 18th and 19th June 2016
Mayor Councillor Jan Nicholson receives a traditional Viking welcome
The official launch of the Big Viking Weekend in June 2016
“The Big Viking Weekend at the Heritage Centre was a great success with Russ & Liz Scott of ‘Traders, Invaders and Raiders’ re-enactment group. The event was opened by the Mayor Cllr Jan Nicholson who was given a Viking welcome, and presented with a specially minted Canute silver penny inscribed ‘CUNETESFORD’ to mark the Millennial.
There were all sorts of activities for visitors and children including , making a Viking shield, Viking face painting, a Lego Viking boat competition and children could dress up in Viking clothes for a selfie with King Canute. Russ and Liz gave us a re-enactment demonstration of how Vikings used their weapons including spears, axes, swords and shields to ward off marauders. A great weekend was had by all.”
VIKING WARRIOR & ENGLISH KING EXHIBITION March – November 2016
“The Viking Warrior & English King exhibition was formally opened on 24 March 2016 by the Mayor Cllr Tony Dean. Also at the opening were the Hon Danish Consul Christian Wewer, and Russ and Liz from the ‘Traders, Invaders and Raiders’ re-enactment group. The exhibition covers the Viking age and Expansion, domestic life, Viking coinage, ancient Royal Charters and Winchester where King Canute is buried. Also on show in our new display case is a Canute silver penny, and a copy of the Domesday Book where Knutsford is referred to as ‘Cunetesford’. The exhibition has panels about Knutsford businesses and town features about King Canute. Also on show are a Viking helmet, chainmail and many artefacts connected with Viking daily life. The exhibition runs until November 2016.
Hon Danish Consul Christian Wewer and Mayor Cllr Tony Dean “Go-Grrr!” with Viking Warrior Russ
The official opening of our Canute Millennial Viking Exhibition in March 2016
Centre’s Time Capsule
The Heritage Centre proudly celebrated its 25th anniversary on 23rd September 2014 and this special occasion was marked by burying a time capsule. The contents related to the achievements of the centre and life in Knutsford.