What's On

  • Two Floors of Interactive Exhibits  
    Hat Works Museum 

    The UK's only museum dedicated to the hatting industry, hats and headwear ....

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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 a Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards winner  ....

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  • Exhibition: Re-imagining the Laws of England 
    ArtWork Studios & Gallery 
    2nd Jun 2016 - 27th Aug 2016 

    Artists from all over Cheshire & Merseyside will be displaying a wide variety of work in a mixture of styles & mediums ....

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  • Pied Piper of Hamelin 
    Northwich Memorial Court 
    2nd Jun 2016 

    Great rats, small rats, lean rats, brawny rats, brown rats, black rats, grey rats, tawny rats, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives followed the Piper for their lives ... 

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  • Pedal Power Cycling Festival 
    12th Jun 2016 

    A 5-mile/8km cycle ride, starting and finishing in Northwich town centre ....

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Macclesfield

Gawsworth Hall Gardens

Macclesfield Railway Station

Capesthorne Hall & Gardens

Paradise Mill in Roe Street is unique in Britain, being the only mill where silk handloom weaving survived on a factory scale. It survived until the 1980’s when it became a museum.

The Macclesfield School of Art trained designers for the silk industry. Today the Park Lane Galleries houses exhibitions exploring the properties of silk, design education, Macclesfield’s diverse industries, worker’s lives and historic machinery.

A Miss Brocklehurst opened her museum at West Park in 1897 – and its barely changed since that day.  One amusing item is the iron brank.  Iron branks were a form of punishment for nagging women in 17th century Cheshire – an iron cage is fitted around the head with a lock on the back and a metal section to go in to the mouth to stop the tongue wagging.

Gawsworth Hall was the subject of the most famous duel in English history.  In 1712 Lord Mohun and the Duke of Hamilton fought over the estates when both were killed.  Today the estate is well known for its open air theatre.

Nearby National Trust Hare Hill is well known for its walled and scented garden with colourful displays of azaleas and rhododendrons and its unusual sculptures.

Tegg's Nose Country Park offers tremendous views across the Cheshire Plain. Take a close look at the gritstone in the old quarry, or follow the waymarked Tegg's Trail around the park. Look out for mountain pansies in the meadows, or stop and watch for birds in the shelter of the woodland.

 

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