Millennium Tapestry Talk
Enjoy a 30 minute talk on the masterpiece created by over 3,000 members of the local community. The Millennium Tapestry captures life in Knutsford in the year 2000. Three large panels Tatton, Canute and Toft which together are an incredible 40ft long, contain a staggering 6.5million stitches! The talk explains how and why it was made and tells some of the real life stories at the heart of this unique piece of art.
Knutsford Guided Tours
The best way to discover the rich history of Knutsford is through one of our guided tours
Cranford & Mrs Gaskell
Travel back in time with our guide to discover Knutsford as the real Cranford. View the childhood home of Elizabeth Gaskell and see the shops and residences that would have been frequented by the Cranford Ladies.
People and Places
This tour takes you on a journey around Knutsford discovering some of its great historical characters. You will learn about Kings and highwaymen, architects and authors, gentry and generals. You will also discover the fascinating history behind some of Knutsford landmarks. The Battles on the Heath, the old Knutsford Prison and the majestic Tatton Park to name a few.
Knutsford Buildings & Architecture
We have introduced two new walks 'Knutsford Buildings (North)' and 'Knutsford Buildings (South)' and their stories.
There are well over 100 listed buildings in Knutsford ranging from 17th century cottages and a Grade 1 listed chapel to fine Georgian houses, an impressive neoclassical court house and a Victorian Gothic town hall, not forgetting of course the Italianate architecture of Richard Harding Watt. Select either tour; see the good, the bad and the mad; enjoy their stories and hear about some of the unexpected, and famous, associations.
We also offer 'virtual tours' around Mrs Gaskell's 'Cranford' or the 'People and Places of Knutsford' with one of our guides. These are Powerpoint presentations at the Centre each lasting about 45 minutes and cost £3.50 per person.