Life could be very tough for the people of mid-Cheshire but never more so than for those who ended up in the Northwich Union Workhouse. The museum tells the sad stories of those who fell through the net and of the prosperous business families who decided their fate.
– The Industrial Voices Gallery explores the development of the industries of mid-Cheshire which were in direct response to the slat geology and the mass production of evaporated salt.
– The stories of poverty and prosperity are told through films, reconstructions, models and vivid displays of intriguing artefacts, which relate to local industry, market towns, transport, archaeology, and the building’s history as the Northwich Union Workhouse.
– An exhibition in the former workhouse schoolroom explores life for the paupers. Around the rest of the museum you can find out about workhouse food, discover some of the people who lived here, and visit the recreated Master’s sitting room.
– The tiny Regalette Cinema houses the original seating from the Northwich Regal and shows an introductory film to the museum.
There is an active programme of special exhibitions and events. See website for more information.
Wheelchair access is available throughout the museum.
We have a coffee shop with a selection of hot and cold drinks, biscuits and flapjacks. There is a pub next door for those looking for hot food.
Combine your visit with trip to the multi-award-winning Lion Salt Works and immerse yourself story of open-pan salt production which drove the development of Cheshire as a key producer for the world.
Weaver Hall can be easily access from the stations of the Mid-Cheshire rail line and is a short drive from Anderton Boat Lift, Arley Hall and Jodrell Bank.
Full Address: 162 London Road , Northwich , Cheshire , CW9 8AB