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Knutsford Heritage Centre

How to find us
Knutsford is located just off the M6; at junction 19. Follow the A556 towards Knutsford. Once in Knutsford, you will find the Heritage Centre between the two main streets of the town and can be accessed from either King Street (next to Age UK) or Princess Street (between Old Sessions House and Martins Newsagents). The Centre is signposted by brown heritage signs from the main roundabout (A50), from the railway station /Adams Hill (A537), and in King Street.

Parking and Access
There are a number of car parks in Knutsford, the closest being Tatton Street car and coach park, ring us to arrange free coach access. A coach drop off point in Canute Place is convenient for the Heritage Centre top entrance. Parking for disabled visitors can be arranged at the rear of the Centre (top entrance). Please call 01565 650506 before your visit.

We have disabled access to the Main Building Gift Shop, and the Tapestry and Exhibition Galleries.

Knutsford Heritage Centre
90A King Street
Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16 6ED

Tel: 01565 650506
Email: info@knutsfordheritage.co.uk

Summer (April – September)
Tuesday to Saturday   11am – 4pm
Sunday   2pm – 5pm
Closed Monday

Winter (October – March)
Tuesday to Saturday   11am – 4pm
Closed Sunday, Monday

 

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Great Rail Journeys

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Knutsford was featured on a recent BBC2 Great Rail Journey programme featuring Michael Portillo in January 2016.Knutsford Heritage Centre worked with Boundless TV on the research for this programme during 2015. For the programme Michael Portillo visited Heathwaite House where Elizabeth Gaskell the town’s famous authoresslived as a child, the Unitarian Chapel where she is buried, and the Gaskell Tower built in 1907 by Richard Harding Watt in her memory. Diane Stenson accompanied Michael Portillo who chatted with him about Elizabeth Gaskell’s mostfamous novel ‘Cranford’, the inspiration which she drew from the many buildings and features of the town.

The picture here shows Diane Stenson, Michael Portillo and Val Bryant (Trustee) in front of the Gaskell Tower.

 

Memoir Writing

Memoir Writing

This 7-week course will guide you through the process of writing stories from your life for your grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Suitable for inexperienced and experienced writers, there will be lots of tips on how to make your memories vivid and engaging.  Just bring yourself, a pen and paper. Sessions last for 2 hours and will include stimulating, hands-on writing exercises and the opportunity to read out work in a friendly, supportive and constructively critical environment, guided by a former literary agent, Sarah Ganczarski M.A. in Creative Writing and teaching creative writing qualifications from MMU.

Start Date:     Monday 4th April 2016 (7 weeks)

Finish Date:  Monday 23rd May (1 week off 2nd May)

Venue:            Knutsford Heritage Centre

Time:              10am – 12pm

 Price:             £50 (inc refreshments)

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90A King Street, Knutsford,
Cheshire, WA16 6ED

Tel: 01565 650506
Email: info@knutsfordheritage.co.uk

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