Grosvenor Museum

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Stretton Watermill

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Weaver Hall Museum

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What’s On

Historic Craft Fair

Saturday 1st November 10am-5pm Weaver Hall Museum, Northwich

An Artisan Market with a difference, all the stallholders will be demonstrating their skills and the crafts on show cover the period from the Stone Age to the Victorian Era.  The makers are very keen to chat about their traditional trades and the range of goods will include costume, pottery, embroidery, herbal gifts, chainmail, flint knapping, jewellery, Tudor toys and weaving accessories, jams and preserves, replicas of the Golden Age of Piracy, and much more.

Whether you’re looking for traditional crafts for your home, replicas for living history, the perfect present for a history lover, or just a unusual and unique gift, there will be something for you.

Admission is free to the Historic Craft Fair and there is a special offer of half-price admission to the main museum displays for the day.

Further details about the museum can be found on the main museum website.

Image of the Month

 Recorders

 

The “Chester Recorders”  by renowned maker Peter Bressan are in the collection of the Grosvenor Museum.  They form the only complete set of Bressan instruments in the UK, including Treble in F, Alto in D, Tenor in C, Bass in F, (bass not pictured here).  They originally belonged to the Cholmondeley family and were found in an attic in 1800.  There are two further Bressan recorders in the museum, and you can see all six on display in the museum’s period house.

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