Open Lectures & Talks
Programme of evening talks organized by the Friends of Congleton Museum.
Market Square, Congleton, Cheshire East, CW12 1ET, North West,
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15 January 2016
'Congleton Museum Trust
, a registered charity, was formed in 1985 by a group of local history enthusiasts to pull together as much as possible of the history of Congleton and to explore ways of exhibiting it to the community. It was 2002 before the trust managed to open the museum in the former police station next to the Town Hall. There was by then a wealth of fascinating artefacts to display, including an Anglo Saxon log boat, a burial urn from 1500 BC, two major coin hoards from the 17th Century, plus numerous items of historical interest from more recent times.
'The museum is run almost entirely by volunteers; there are just two paid staff – a part time administrator and an education officer. The education department works with local schools and community groups and offers a range of workshops and hands-on experiences.'