Visit us

The front entrance of Weaver Hall Museum and WorkhouseWeaver Hall Museum & Workhouse
162 London Road

01606 271640

Opening hours

 Closed: 24-28 and 1st January.

Tuesday to Friday: 10am–5pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 2pm–5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in School Holidays (except December): 10am–5pm

We are closed on Mondays other than those mentioned above. We’re also closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. We can open for schools and other groups outside the main opening times by arrangement. For more information on out-of-hours bookings please contact or call 01606 271640.

Admission charges

Adult: £3.50
Concession: £2.50
Child: £1.80
Family (2+2): £8.00
Pre-booked groups: £2.50 per person

Season Tickets are also available for regular visitors. There is free admission to view the latest special exhibition or to visit the gift shop or coffee shop.

Workhouse PaupersHow to get here

By car

The museum is situated on the A533 (London Road) about half a mile south of Northwich town centre. It is well signposted (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 coach parties.

Access information

The museum is fully accessible with designated disabled parking bays, accessible toilets, a lift to the first floor and a hearing induction loop in the mini-cinema.

You can download our full access guide below:

Shop and coffee shop

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.