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Knutsford Heritage Centre welcomes groups of up to 50 and provides a range of activities.  FREE coach parking is available by arrangement in the Tatton Street car park.  Group visits are available during the day or evening and may include any of the booking options described below.

Booking Options

Knutsford Tapestry Talk
Enjoy a 30 minute talk on the masterpiece created by over 3,000 members of the local community. The 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 Walking Tours
The best way to discover the rich history of Knutsford is through one of our guided tours:

Tales, Trails and Tea Shops
Take a guided walk around Knutsford and explore some of its more hidden and/or unusual attractions on a route which leads you gently around the town from Tatton Park gates in the north to the Parish Church in the south. Learn something of the people – both great and small – who shaped Knutsford from earlier centuries to the present day. And there are the buildings. See the good, the bad and the mad: enjoy their history and hear about some of their entertaining, and famous, associations.

Cranford and Elizabeth Gaskell
Travel back in time with our guide to discover Knutsford as the real Cranford. View the childhood home of Elizabeth Gaskell the church where she married and see the shops 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’s landmarks: the battles on the Heath, the old Prison and Knutsford during WW2 to name a few.

Virtual Tours
You may prefer to see Knutsford from the comfort of a chair, so we offer virtual tours around Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford or the People and Places of Knutsford with one of our knowledgeable guides.  These are digital presentations at the Centre each lasting about 45 minutes and cost £3.50 per person.

Turn Up and Go
Please see our Home Page.

Price List

Cranford and Elizabeth Gaskell  –  £5.00
People and Places  –  £5.00
Tales, Trails and Tea Shops  –  £5.00
Architecture of Darbyshire Waterhouse and Harding Watt  –  £5.00
Stories from Stones  –  £5.00
Tapestry Talk only  –  £3.00
Combines Walk and Talk (Please specify which walk)  –  £7.00

Virtual Tours

Cranford and Elizabeth Gaskell  –  £3.50
People and Places  –  £3.50

Refreshments

Why not complement your visit with tea, coffee and biscuits to enjoy in our courtyard garden. We have disabled access for Tapestry Talks.
Tea, coffee, biscuits  –  £1.50
Tea, coffee, scones & jam  –  £2.50

Group Bookings

Groups must be a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 50.

A deposit of 25% is required which is non-refundable in the event of a visit cancellation. We accept cash or cheques made payable to ‘Knutsford Heritage Centre’. We also accept payment by Visa Card at the Centre.

Please contact the Centre by phone/email to discuss the date and time of your visit before completing the booking form.

If you plan to come by coach let us know in advance, as we have easy access to Tatton Street car park for coach drivers.


May Day – A Century of Change

We are currently planning a new exhibition to commence on Tuesday 9th April 2019, which will look at how the Knutsford May Day celebrations have changed over the last 100 years. We are delighted to announce “The Lord Eldon” public house in Tatton Street as our Exhibition Sponsor.

 


New for Groups in 2019 – Discover Historic Knutsford and Tabley House.

Take a Tour of the Knutsford Heritage Centre with its Millennium Tapestry combined with a  guided tour around Knutsford in the morning followed by a visit to Grade 1 Tabley House with its unique collection of Paintings, Furniture and Memorabilia.
Lunch and Afternoon Tea available.
Be inspired!!!

New for Groups in 2019 – Discover Historic Knutsford and Tabley House.

Take a Tour of the Knutsford Heritage Centre with its Millennium Tapestry combined with a  guided tour around Knutsford in the morning followed by a visit to Grade 1 Tabley House with its unique collection of Paintings, Furniture and Memorabilia.
Lunch and Afternoon Tea available.
Be inspired!!!
Knutsford Heritage Centre

Join our ‘Turn Up & Go’ Walking Tours every Friday at 2pm

Will commence again in the Spring of 2019

Every Friday at 2pm, and also on the first Saturday morning of each month at 11:00am, from Friday, 3rd May to the end of September, just turn up at the Heritage Centre, pay £5 and enjoy an hour long guided walk around Knutsford and explore some of the more hidden and unusual attractions. We have several themed walks, all led by our friendly, knowledgeable tour guides. For groups of more than 10 people we ask you to book in advance by contacting the centre (T: 01565 650506)…

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Knutsford Heritage Centre opened in 1989 and is run entirely by Volunteers. It collects , displays and interprets the history of Knutsford for the benefit of both local people and visitors.

CONTACT

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

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

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