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Knutsford Heritage Centre

90A King Street, Knutsford WA16 6ED, England
+44 1565 650506
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Needs a bit more in it

My second visit here but I find the actual exhibit space is somewhat empty. Although the tapestry... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Spike C
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Lovely little museum

We were visiting Knutsford for the Royal May Day Procession and decided to have a look at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vivEngland
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Knutsford Heritage Centre is the best way to discover Knutsford and Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford. Changing exhibitions tell the story of Knutsford and its people. Official Walking Tours of Knutsford run every Friday afternoon (at 2pm from May-October. The Centre also houses the famous Knutsford Tapestry, measuring 52 metres it took 4 years to complete and involved 3,000 people in the stitching. It captures the architecture and every day life of Knutsford in the year 2000.
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90A King Street, Knutsford WA16 6ED, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second visit here but I find the actual exhibit space is somewhat empty. Although the tapestry is very good the other exhibits are always a bit sparse The staff are very friendly and informative it’s a pity they don’t have more to show off

Thank Spike C
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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your thoughts and observations Spike. I've asked the Trustees to consider what you've said, and to see how we might address your points.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Knutsford for the Royal May Day Procession and decided to have a look at the Heritage Centre. It is situated in a pleasant little courtyard in a 17th century timber-framed building. They have various changing exhibitions and it was nice to see...More

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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for you kind comments Viv, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

a friend told us about this little place. There is a fabulous tapestry compiled by local people from all walks of life. A very knowledgeable lady told us all about it, really interesting and well worth a visit.

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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comments. In addition to our Tapestry gallery we have frequently changing exhibitions in our smaller Garden gallery. Please do come and visit us again in the summer :)

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

I was just passing through Knutsford in December for the night and was wandering around the lovely town when I came across this centre. It was wonderful. Very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff made me welcome and I found the tapestry fascinating and very beautiful....More

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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Wow! What a lovely review of our wonderful centre.Thank you so much. Great reviews such as yours are all down to our fantastic volunteers who continue to deliver such a great service. We look forward to seeing you again this summer. Do have a look...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

I was born in Knutsford and lived the vast majority of my life there - however I still learned a great deal about my hometown from Peter Brain who conducted the talk on the wonderful Tapestry. His enthusiasm and in-depth local knowledge gave me a...More

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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Good afternoon Kevin Thank you for your kind words regarding Peter's Tapestry talk; he will be delighted that you enjoyed it and that you learned some new information about your home town. I will let Peter know, and my colleagues on the Board of Trustees....More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Make some time to stop at this wonderful and very friendly visitor center. Incredible Knutsford Tapestry stitched by numerous Knutsford residents. Volunteers gave a most informative history and there is a gift shop with unusual gifts. Well worth 30 minutes of your time.More

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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

We'd like to thank you for stopping to visit us Clare, and we are delighted that you have had an enjoyable experience talking with our volunteers, and absorbing our wonderful tapestry. Pat , our Shop Manager, will be delighted with your comments about the gifts...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We called in on 28,11.17 and found it fascinating.Friendly volunteers,a unique tapestry,free (donations welcome) ,a beautiful courtyard and much bigger than it looks.Also convenient,slap bang in the middle of town .If you like cars go and see the nearby McClaren car showroom.They have a £279...More

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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your visit Malc, and thanks for your 5 stars. In February of the New Year we will be featuring an iconic 50s vintage railway poster exhibition; so do come back and see that if you can.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I only visited the centre because it was recommended to me.I am so glad I did. The staff in the centre (all volunteers) are very friendly and chatty. The Millennium Tapestry is well worth seeing. The detail within it is amazing. Definitely worth a second...More

Thank Carol H
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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for your lovely review Carol. Please do come back for a second visit. We have three new exhibitions planned for 2018, commencing in February with the iconic 1940s themed Mid-Cheshire Marvellous Days Out Railway Line posters.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

There were some interesting displays, especially the fabulous millennium tapestry - well worth seeing. We had a guided walk round the town which was very interesting and the guide showed us lots of things we otherwise would have missed

Thank Catherine T
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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your lovely review Catherine Our guides are amazing, and have a wealth of knowledge about our fabulous historical town Best wishes George

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

we visited with our grand children ,volunteers really helpful and informative,explaining about the millenium tapestry,the children tried to find the stitch that i contributed,to much amusement.

Thank Judith H
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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hello Judith What a fabulous review; thank you so much. It seems like your family had a great time visiting us. Best wishes George

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