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Minis and More:  Female Fashion from the Swinging Sixties

11 July 2015 - 4 July 2017
This small exhibition shows day and evening dresses, holiday and wedding dresses – the diversity of the 1960s

All the World’s a Stage

9 January - 30 June
From amateur dramatics to the much loved Royalty Theatre, from the Tatler newsreels to the evenings when we were all bewitched by the silver screens.

Stephen Clarke: End of the Season

18 March - 9 July
Since the early 1980s the artist Stephen Clarke has photographed the seaside town of Rhyl.

The Life of Brine

7 April - 2 July
On a visit to Lion Salt Works a group of over-50s created poems inspired by the site.

Alistair Tucker:  The Sublime Landscape

22 April - 16 July
Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins once said “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.” Alistair’s work looks to explore such excellence, grandeur and beauty which so often inspires a response.

Woollen Woods

13 May - 3 September
Over 180 fantastic bugs, birds, flowers, fungi and mammals have been crocheted, knitted and felted and displayed in the beautiful wooded site.

Minted: Making Money and Meaning

8 June - 11 July
This small exhibition looks at how money was made, how it was used by those who created it, and what it meant to the people who owned it.


28 June @ 2.30am - 4.00pm
Discover how local schools have worked with our sister site Lion Salt Works to create a lime rich habitat at the museum, replicating that created by our industrial heritage and found in the Northwich Woodlands.

Chester Mystery Plays with Nicholas Fry

28 June @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Presenting a personal perspective on the Chester Mystery Plays.

The Silver Screen

29 June @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Join local expert David Ellis for an afternoon of nostalgia.
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