Group visits

PageLines-WHxmascrop.jpgFor pre-arranged group visits (minimum 12 people), there is a reduced charge of £2.60 per person. We offer a brief welcome talk and introductory film and will be prepared to highlight and discuss any elements of the museum which might reflect the specific interests your group.

Tea and coffee can be prepared for your group at a charge of £1.50 per person. Our coffee shop will seat up to 30 people. For larger groups we can offer this in two sittings and lead a short tour of our temporary exhibition whilst people are waiting.

We have space for two coaches or up to 35 cars on our car park.

Many visiting groups also go on to nearby attractions such as the Lion Salt Works, Anderton Boat Lift, Arley Hall, Tabley House or Blakemere Craft Centre.

If you would like to arrange a visit then please contact us on 01606 271640 or email

Planning your visit:

Opening hours

Tuesday–Friday: 10am–5pm

Saturdays and Sundays and Bank Holidays: 2pm–5pm

For Christmas and New Year opening times please contact the museum.

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 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.

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.