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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • Christmas Musical Extravaganza 
    Arley Hall & Gardens 
    18th Dec 2018 

    Fancy supporting a leading disability charity to continue their pioneering work ...

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  • Your perfect day out in Cheshire 
    Tatton Park Gardens 

    Visit one of Cheshire's largest Visitors with over 100 events per year ....

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  • An Outstanding Day out in Cheshire 
    Lion Salt Works 

    Now open to the public after a £10m restoration and voted the UKs best heritage project  ....

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  • Telling the Story of Mid Cheshire 
    Weaver Hall Museum 

    Housed within the old Northwich Union Workhouse building, full of displays, tales and history of Mid Cheshire ....

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  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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Birchwood

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Birchwood is an invention of Warrington New Town.

During the 2nd World War, Birchwood was home to a munitions factory employing 30,000 people.

After the war the factory closed, and Warrington council was faced with the problem of what to do with the area. Part of the area is an open space with pleasant walks.

Risley Moss is preserved as an important nature reserve.   The mounds above the former bunkers where the explosives were stored are now used for children to play on.

The Name Birchwood was chosen as many young birches had sprung up amongst all the dereliction. Today, Birchwood is known for its large out of town shopping area.

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