Knutsford Heritage Centre welcomes groups of up to 50 and provides a range of activities. FREE coach parking is available by arrangement in the Tatton Street car park. Group visits are available during the day or evening.
Knutsford Tapestry Talk
Enjoy a 30 minute talk on the masterpiece created by over 3,000 members of the local community. The Tapestry captures life in Knutsford in the year 2000. Three large panels Tatton, Canute and Toft which together are an incredible 40ft long, contain a staggering 6.5million stitches! The talk explains how and why it was made and tells some of the real life stories at the heart of this unique piece of art.
Knutsford Guided Walking Tours
The best way to discover the rich history of Knutsford is through an hour long guided tour.
Tails and Trails
Take a guided walk around Knutsford and explore some of its more hidden and/or unusual attractions on a route which leads you gently around the town from Tatton Park gates in the north to the Parish Church in the south. Learn something of the people – both great and small – who shaped Knutsford from earlier centuries to the present day. And there are the buildings. See the good, the bad and the mad: enjoy their history and hear about some of their entertaining, and famous, associations.
Cranford and Elizabeth Gaskell
Travel back in time with a guide to discover Knutsford as the real Cranford. View the childhood home of Elizabeth Gaskell the church where she married and see the shops and residences that would have been frequented by the Cranford Ladies.
People and Places
This tour takes you on a journey around Knutsford discovering some of its great historical characters. You will learn about Kings and highwaymen, architects and authors, gentry and generals. You will also discover the fascinating history behind some of Knutsford’s landmarks: the battles on the Heath, the old Prison and Knutsford during WW2 to name a few.
Bespoke Walks for Schools, Youth Groups and Businesses
How about arranging a special walk for group(s) or staff? Choose from an exciting programme, or let the centre organise one which matches your requirements.
You may prefer to see Knutsford from the comfort of a chair, so you can take a virtual tour around Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford or the People and Places of Knutsford with a knowledgeable guide. These are digital presentations at the Centre each lasting about 45 minutes and cost £3.50 per person.
“Turn Up and Go” on Fridays
Every Friday at 2pm, from early June to the end of October, just turn up at the Heritage Centre, pay £5 and enjoy an hour long guided walk around Knutsford and explore some of the more hidden and unusual attractions. There are several themed walks, all led by friendly, knowledgeable tour guides. For groups of more than 10 people please book in advance by contacting the centre (T: 01565 650506)
Full Address: 90a King Street , Knutsford , Cheshire , WA16 6ED