Autumn programme of local history courses


Nantwich Museum has announced two local history courses taking place in the autumn.


“The Civil Wars in Cheshire” is a re-run of last year’s successful course, beginning Wednesday 16th October and concluding Wednesday 13th November.

The programme covers:

Week 1. The War arrives in Cheshire – 1642.

Week 2. The lead up to the Siege of Nantwich – the campaign of the “Irish Royalist Army – 1643.

Week 3. The Barthomley Massacre – a review – December 1643.

Week 4. The Siege and Battle of Nantwich – January 1643/1644.

Week 5. The Siege of Chester and Brereton’s search for support.

The evening sessions run 7-9pm. The cost is £50 which includes course materials and refreshments.

“Aspects of the History of Nantwich” is a new course beginning Wednesday 6th November running over six weeks until Wednesday 11th December.

The programme covers:

Week 1. Roads and the development of Nantwich.

Week 2. Nantwich Railways.

Week 3. Story of Nantwich Brine and Salt.

Week 4. The Lost Churches & Chapels of Nantwich

Week 5. The Canal at Nantwich.

Week 6. Agriculture and Cheshire Cheese.

The afternoon sessions run 2-3.30pm. The cost is £25 (museum members £20) or £5 (museum members £4.00) per individual talk.


Numbers for each course are limited so early booking is recommended.

For further information, please email [email protected] or call 01270 627 104.