Knutsford Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre is an ideal place to learn about the history of the town and it’s people.  Knutsford was first mentioned in the Domesday Book, as far back as 1086 and has legendary connections to King Canute, Highwayman Higgins and Henry Royce (of Rolls Royce fame).  The centre is ideal for those wishing to call in and take a peek or browse at a more leisurely place.

The heritage building is ideally located in the town centre, in a reconstructed 17th century timber framed building previously known as Musgrave’s Yard.

Evidence of its previous existence as a tinsmith, ironmonger and brazier is clear, with a forge, anvil and an original set of bellows now preserved and all on display.

Once no longer viable as an ironmonger’s, the site had sadly been left to ruin over the years but in 1988, The Groundwork Trust invested £100,000 to renovate and develop the area into what is now The Knutsford Heritage Centre.

Working as an independent charity, The Heritage Centre continues to grow and develop, always aiming to ‘protect, present and promote Knutsford’s rich and diverse heritage for the benefit of its residents and visitors.’

Admission to the Centre is FREE but all donations are welcome. The centre is open throughout the year.

Opening Times

Summer (April – September)
Tuesday to Saturday   11am – 4pm
Sunday   2pm – 5pm
Closed Monday 

Winter (October – March)
Tuesday to Saturday   11am – 4pm
Closed Sunday, Monday

Contact Details

Knutsford Heritage Centre
90A King Street
WA16 6ED

Tel: 01565 650506