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Weaver Hall Museum

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Address: 162 London Road, Northwich CW9 8AB, England
Phone Number: +44 1606 271640
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See what life was like in a workhouse, and more

For many poor, the workhouse was the final destiny in the 19th Century. In this old workhouse we have a chance to see how many ended their days, how families were broken up, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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Wrexham, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

For many poor, the workhouse was the final destiny in the 19th Century. In this old workhouse we have a chance to see how many ended their days, how families were broken up, and lots more. The information is well presented, and it’s perhaps the best way to learn about this aspect of British history. Workhouses were grim, and you’ll... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We went to this museum to see the only standard roman cavalry helmet ever found in this country but found the rest of it very interesting as well. It utilises the old Northwich Workhouse buildings and much of the museum is dedicated to that. It also has small displays on some of the other industries that Northwich has enjoyed. Salt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Felt compelled to write a review on behalf of myself and the young lady that I care for as we were both very impressed with the museum, particularly the curator on shift (Phill I think his name was?). He was very enthusiastic, emphatic and made the experience very enjoyable for the both of us. It was very interesting and the... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We went to a couple of the activity days they run for children over the summer holidays. They were thoroughly enjoyable. The staff were excellent with the children and made the different activities around the museum fun for them. Will certainly be making a return visit.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Delighted to find this little museum as we were in the area and had found references to workhouses researching family history. The museum is situated in the remaining buildings of the old workhouse, the ground floor shows the schoolroom and gives some stories of residents and some idea of the life of the occupants, such a difference then to see... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

After visiting the lion salt works I was given a 10% off voucher to visit this property and although the price was very good anyway I decided to add this as my next stop the same day. After reading reviews on here before going I was pretty dissapointed to be honest. I was expecting more information regards the actual workhouse,... More 

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Cuddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Every half term or summer holiday, Weaver Hall museum put on craft activities for children. Again, this summer holiday we were not disappointed! This time it was dream catchers - my 2 boys had a great time. The dedicated volunteer staff are knowledgeable and encouraging and really engage with the children to bring out their creative potential. Depending upon the... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We had a few hours to kill in Northwich and were really pleased that we chose to visit the Weaver Hall Museum - heaps to see with some very imaginative and compelling displays centered around the history of the town and the area. Although we did not have kids with us, I was pleased to see how well the displays... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

The museum is based in the old Workhouse and there is a lot of information about what it would have been like to live there, including their diet. I can understand why people had a fear of ending up living in the workhouse. It was built in the 1830s and closed in 1968 and parts it were demolished. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

An enjoyable couple of hours wandering around the displays, it was interesting to see the difference in the way the 'residents' and the 'Master & Matron' lived. The layout of this workhouse, in its original form is much different to those in my local area.

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