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