Places to Visit 2017-12-30T22:26:12+00:00

Places to visit in Knutsford

Knutsford Heritage Centre

The Knutsford Heritage Centre is set in the centre of the town, in a reconstructed 17th century timber framed building off King Street.

Visitor’s find a lot to explore with three galleries over two buildings, two beautifully maintained gardens and a well-stocked gift shop. There is also an exciting, ever changing exhibition programme, demonstrations, walks, talks and activities.

The Heritage Centre is also the home of the Knutsford Millennium Tapestry. Set in three distinct panels. This remarkable tapestry is more than 13 metres long and was created by over 3,000 local residents to celebrate Knutsford in the millennium year.

The centre is ideal for those wishing to call in and take a peek or browse at a more leisurely place.

Knutsford Heritage Centre

Knutsford Heritage Centre

Address: Knutsford Heritage Centre, 90A King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6ED

Telephone: 01565 650506
Website:  http://www.knutsfordheritage.co.uk
Email: info@knutsfordheritage.co.uk

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 and Monday

Brook Street Chapel & Heritage Site

A Grade I listed building and one of the oldest of its type, it is believed that this chapel was built in 1693 although other sources say 1689. Elizabeth Gaskell was a member of the congregation and taught in the Sunday School. She and her Husband are buried in the Chapel grounds.

The chapel enjoys many visitors from all around the world to visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s grave and her place of worship, yet many local people are unaware of such a hidden gem in their own community.

The Chapel hall was built later, in 1885 for the purpose of educating the common man,  These days the building is used for social activities and in two rooms housing a heritage site.  The first room is dedicated to Elizabeth Gaskell and concentrates on her early life in Knutsford, her association with other Cheshire homes i.e. Tatton Park, Tabley House and Styal Mill.  The room depicts Victorian life with the many artefacts on display.

The second room is dedicated to the Chapel’s history together with the history of Unitarianism.

Knutsford Heritage Centre

Knutsford Heritage Centre

Address: Brook Street Chapel, Brook Street, Knutsford WA16 8DY

Telephone: 01565 650 232
Website: www.brookstreetchapel.org
Email: brookstreetchapelknutsford@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrookStreetKnutsford
Twitter: www.twitter.com/brookstknuts

Opening Times:

Tuesday 10am – 12 noon.
Sunday 12 noon – 1pm
Friday 10am – 12 noon (May until Mid September)

The Heritage Centre can also accommodate the opening on request of individuals and groups. To arrange this call Beulah Cornes on 01565 632673 or Mary Horne on 01565 651808.