Knutsford Heritage Centre

90A King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire. WA16 6ED Tel: 01565 650506. Email: info@knutsfordheritage.co.uk

           

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

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The Stitch In Time Appeal

In late 2011 it was discovered that the Millennium Tapestry had suffered infestation by the carpet beetle, anthrenus verrbasci, commonly known as the 'woolly bear'. To remedy this situation the tapestry was taken to the Lancashire Conservation Studios and placed in a special industrial freezer for 2-3 weeks at minus 30 degrees celcius to ensure all traces of the infestation were destroyed.

On its return the tapestry needlework will be repaired. The three tapestries will then need to have new state of the art frames built to modern museum standards, that are completely sealed to prevent further infestation. This will preserve the tapestry for future generations to enjoy. To achieve this we need to raise at least £20,000 and probably significantly more. The Heritage Centre has launched a 'Stitch In Time' Appeal. We are appealing to Knutsford residents and businesses based in the town and surrounding areas for donations large or small to achieve this objective. Donations can either be made at the Knutsford Heritage Centre (Cheques should be made payable to Knutsford Heritage Centre), or online via The Big Give donations website - click on the Donate Today button below.

 

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Upcoming Events

March 29 - June 30

Knutsford’s Crowning Glory Exhibition

Knutsford's Crowning Glory exhibition celebrates the town's 150th May Day, featuring crowns, go...

April 19 - April 19

Knutsford's Bunny Hop

Easter Bunny fun for all on Saturday 19 April - find the letters hidden in the town's shop wind...

April 26 - May 11

Knutsford Crown Trail & Crowning Glory Displays

To celebrate the Knutsford's 150th May Day, shops and businesses throughout the town will creat...

Spring in our Award Winning Garden

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