Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is full of displays and tales of the history and industry of West Cheshire. The stories are told through films, reconstructions, models and displays of intriguing artefacts relating to market towns, transport, archaeology, and the building’s former history.
The museum is housed within the old Northwich Union Workhouse building. A special display in the former workhouse schoolroom explores life for the paupers, who had a dismal diet and a harsh work routine.
We are in the process of creating new displays which will explore stories from Northwich industries including boat building, iron founding, the local chemical industry and the discovery of polythene in the town in 1933. Additional displays exploring more aspects of the Northwich Workhouse and life for the poor in the 19th century are also being installed. All of these new displays will be open by early June 2014, but the work will not disrupt your visit to the museum in the meantime.
For more information on our collections, search the Cheshire West Museums’ Collections Database.
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