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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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  • Female Fashion from the 1970s 
    Grosvenor Museum 
    8th Jul 2017 - 1st Jul 2019 

    An exhibtion of Unexpected Elegance ....

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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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  • Acton Bridge Steam Rally 
    Leigh Arms 
    6th Oct 2018 - 7th Oct 2018 

    Steam engines galore and historic boats, heaven for those interested in heritage ....

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  • Easter Bunny Trail  
    Blakemere Village 
    30th Mar 2018 - 15th Apr 2018 

    Join us on this fun adventure around Blakemere Village to discover ....

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  • Northwich River Festival 
    14th Jul 2018 - 15th Jul 2018 

    The Northwich Rotary Club and Northwich Rowing Club are staging a Regatta on the River Weaver ....

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Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

The first ferry to Liverpool was operated by the monks of Birkenhead Priory which was established in around 1150 and is the oldest standing building on Merseyside. First restored over a century ago the site continues to develop with museums displays. Climb St Mary's Tower, now a memorial to those who lost their lives aboard the submarine Thetis, and experience the magnificent views up, down and across the Mersey to Liverpool.

Birkenhead had some remarkable ‘firsts’. It had the first public park (designed by the same architect as central Park in New York), the first English flats, the first public library and, in 1860, the first tramcars (you can still ride on a restored part of the Birkenhead tramway).

Birkenhead has two tunnels under the River Mersey to Liverpool. The rail tunnel opened in 1886 and was, at that time, the longest underwater railway tunnel in the world. Queensway was the first road tunnel under the river and was completed in1934. For some years in was the longest underwater road tunnel in the world.

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum was opened in 1928 and houses most of Birkenhead's collection of artistic masterpieces. Permanent displays include Victorian oil paintings, English watercolours, Liverpool porcelain and a range of collections from local history and ship models to fine decorative arts. There is also an all year round programme of temporary exhibitions.

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