Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is the new name for the Salt Museum in London Road, Northwich and is housed within the old Northwich Union Workhouse building.

The Museum uncovers many of the stories relating to the fascinating history of Cheshire as well as exploring the workhouse history of this imposing Victorian building, which was the home to Victorian Paupers.

Until May 2010, the museum was known as the Salt Museum. There has been a museum on this site since 1981. Previously the museum was located in Northwich Library in the town centre. The first Salt Museum opened its doors in 1885.

The museum has a well-stocked shop with local books, postcards, DVDs and attractive souvenirs. We have a coffee shop with a selection of hot and cold drinks, biscuits and flapjacks. There is a pub next door for those looking for hot food.

Students and local history researchers are welcome to make use of a wide range of resource material by appointment.

The Mary Rochester Library in the museum contains books and articles on the local history of the area and the salt and chemical industries in Cheshire. The library is named after one of the early curators of the museum who built up a wealth of resources connected to the salt industry in Cheshire.

The library can be viewed by appointment on 01606 271640. Please be aware that the Museum is currently re-cataloguing the library and access may be restricted during this time.

The Weaver Hall Museum is fully accessible with designated disabled parking bays, accessible toilets and a lift to the first floor level.

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Click here for details of the Weaver Hall Museum Collections

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