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Knutsford Heritage Centre

90A King Street, Knutsford WA16 6ED, England
+44 1565 650506
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I was just passing through Knutsford in December for the night and was wandering around the lovely... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
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Peter Brain's Talk on the Tapestry

I was born in Knutsford and lived the vast majority of my life there - however I still learned a... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
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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 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

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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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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Its a bit tucked away but well worth searching out. Small but informative. The tapestry is amazing. Well worth a visit

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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Will We are delighted that you have given us a "Brilliant" review. Our volunteers work extremely hard to provide an excellent visitor experience Best wishes George

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I was especially interested in the Millenium Tapestry. Individual panels stitched by 3000 locals including 1000 school children were then linked by skilled crafts people by adding trees, gardens, lawns, animals, people etc. to create a whole view of Knutsford. Each building or object is...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you were able to identify your cousin's home on the Millennium tapestry. Should it be of interest we are now able to print individual properties from the tapestry onto Christmas cards.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Volunteers are friendly, knowledgeable and informative! Enjoyed spending an hour with Peter our tour guide and look forward to visiting soon for further tours the Heritage Centre have to offer.

Thank Sue C
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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for review Sue, we look forward to welcoming you back for one of our other tours :)

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I don't think there's a shuttle bus but there are public transport buses from the airport to Knutsford. Which bus to catch depends on the day and time of travel. I don't know how much the journey would cost by taxi. If you... More
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