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Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

“Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse provides strong opportunities for pupils to engage with the collections and to have an immersive experience, meeting real characters from history through live interpretation that both informs and inspires them. Staff are working hard and creatively to further improve, seeking out new opportunities for funded projects to deliver activities to meet the needs of new audiences and agendas.”
Sandford Award Winner 2017

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About us

We have an experienced learning team, a large handling collection of high quality artefacts and dedicated education spaces within the museum to offer a hands-on approach to history. In our living history workshops pupils can try out tasks and crafts to learn about the past in an exciting and memorable way. Our workshops take a cross curricular approach and in addition to historic themes you may also be involved with literacy, science, or music and dance.

We have several brand new workshops for the new National Curriculum and have also adapted our existing workshops to ensure they cover the new requirements.

Special educational needs

Please let us know if there are any children with mobility issues or other special educational needs so we can tailor our workshops accordingly.


Our full day workshops typically run from 10am to 2.30pm.  We are very flexible and we can start a little later, or finish a little earlier if your transport requires this.  We’re well used to doing this and ensure all of the key activities and learning objectives are covered so you still get the full experience.

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Booking information

Stage 1: booking your visit

Complete the on-line enquiry form to trigger a return phone call or contact the Bookings Office on 01244 271640 or

Stage 2: The return phone call

Our Bookings Office will call you back to agree a date for your visit, discuss any special requirements and the charges for your chosen session.  We will send the confirmation pack when we have confirmed the staff for your visit.

Stage 3: The Confirmation Pack

The Confirmation Pack will contain your booking confirmation and information for teachers. Please study these carefully and check that the times of arrival and of departure are correct. If you have any queries about this get in touch as soon as possible.   Please check and sign this form and return it to us  at  or Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse, 162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8AB.



Numbers can be altered up to  3 weeks before the date of your visit.  We will ask for payment before your visit.

Please check our cancellation policy when you make your booking.

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Plan your visit

Risk assessments

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse has carried out risk assessments for the site and for school sessions which will be sent to you when you make a booking.   We welcome group leaders who wish to come on a preliminary visit.  Please contact us to arrange this.

You can download our generic risk assessment here:

How to get here

The museum is situated on the A533 (London Road) about half a mile south of Northwich town centre.  It is well signed (follow the brown signs) from the A556 and is approximately a 30 minute drive from Chester and 40 minutes from Liverpool and Manchester.  If you are approaching from the town centre, make sure you indicate and turn right immediately after passing under the railway viaduct.  We have a large free car park which can accommodate coaches.