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Macclesfield's 1st Museum

I recall the museum from when I was a child, having been back recently not a lot has changed ( well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JohnGBradbury
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Small for a museum but still worth a visit

Not been here for many a year. Not much changed and whilst it is limited in content, still plenty... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Micky270566
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Founded in 1898 by explorer Marianne Brocklehurst, you can discover her collection of Egyptian antiquities along with a range of fine arts, including the work of Charles Tunnicliffe, and objects relating to the history of the local area.
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 16:00
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77 Prestbury Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ, England
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+44 1625 613210
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recall the museum from when I was a child, having been back recently not a lot has changed ( well a few things have been up dated). it is worth a visit but don't expect anything hi tec

Thank JohnGBradbury
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Not been here for many a year. Not much changed and whilst it is limited in content, still plenty of local history to be seen

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Just a small review of this tiny museum...It's in a corner of lovely West Park - looks like a long way from the centre of Macclesfield but its only a short walk over the very busy Cumberland Street and after you pass the big Sainsburys...More

Thank deniscroissant
Reviewed 6 March 2018

So have a lot of the exhibits, unlike many community museums it hasn't moved on as much as it should have. It's worth a look if you haven't been for a long while

Thank JohnGBradbury
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Went there last year, looking for inspiration. Unfortunately, it is a very tiny one room museum, good for express 10 min visit

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I have been to west park so many times when i was at school i was learning about the Egyptians i learnt loads it was quite funny when i first saw the mummy i ran out and came back after a week lol although it...More

Thank Aimee C
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Not a great deal to look at, but what there is there is fascinating. Good area for children to colour in relevant pictures

Thank nigelgreaves
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Very enjoyable. Only 4 people there when we went. Gives an insight into the history of Macclesfield and the families who put so much back. Egyptian artefacts and really interesting engravings.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I think this is a lovely little place. You can learn so much. It's very interesting. The staff are helpful and friendly. I often come here with my boys. Even west park is nice there. But could do so much more there. More benches could...More

Thank SarahBednall
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

When I went, there was an ancient Egyptian display, which I loved. I was shocked and distressed by the surprise taxidermy panda which some guy had shot and given to the museum. I had to explain to my child that it was dead. Shot endangered...More

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