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Knutsford Heritage Centre

90A King Street, Knutsford WA16 6ED, England
+44 1565 650506
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International conference success

We had a tour of Knutsford- People and Places- today for ourselves and our international visitors... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
KJFLEGAL
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Interest, history and delight in a small space

The centre itself is small but full of interest, especially in the Millennium tapestry of the town... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Jenny H
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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 morning (at 11am) 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 15 May 2017

We had a tour of Knutsford- People and Places- today for ourselves and our international visitors from countries including Argentina, USA and Canada. Despite living in the town all our lives some of the facts were new to us and our visitors had a very...More

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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

It was a pleasure for Caroline and I to take your visitors for a walk around our lovely town. Yes, there is always something new to spot :)

Reviewed 14 May 2017

The centre itself is small but full of interest, especially in the Millennium tapestry of the town, to which I have already promised myself a return visit. It was an excellent starting point to the truly guided inspiring walk, looking at the town's general history,...More

Thank Jenny H
George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Jenny We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and your guided walk with us. I believe that it was Wendy who was your guide, and she is thrilled that you found it to be a delightful experience. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We had a great little visit here today... Happened to wander in after brunch at Cha Bar. A lovely lady talked us through the history of the Millennium tapestry which was really interesting... She told us quite a few stories. It was really nice we...More

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

Jessy Thank you for your lovely comments on our Heritage Centre; we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to see us, and our wonderful Millennium Tapestry of course.

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Not vast by any stretch of your imagination but gives a good history of Knutsford. Takes 15 mins top to view around. Go before its taken over by yet another restaurant group.

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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to look around our "small but perfectly formed" Heritage Centre. In addition the centre's two galleries and shop, we also maintain a substantial range of artefacts, maintain a heritage document archive and of course several Knutsford-themed collections.

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in to kill half an hour during a now regular trip to Knutsford and came out much the wiser due to the enthusiasm and knowledge of the eager staff who are all too happy to share what they know and love about their beautiful...More

Thank Sean K
George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely review Sean; we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. As you have observed our volunteers are widely enthusiastic about our Heritage Centre, The Millennium Tapestry and of course the town's heritage in general. Do pop in and see us again,...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Do not miss seeing The Millenium Tapestry compiled by hundreds of residents or people who worked in Knutsford around the year 2000. It's a substantial masterpiece and tucked away in this small Heritage Centre off King Street which also sells small gifts and has a...More

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

Joy Thank you for your appreciation of The Millennium Tapestry, and our Heritage Centre. We hope to see you again soon :) If you come in on a Friday afternoon for example, we run guided walks around Knutsford town commencing at 2pm, from early May...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Whilst on a visit to family I was taken to this charming little place. The millenium tapestry must not be missed and there are some interesting items for sale in the shopMore

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George W, Trustee at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for awarding us 4 stars :) If you are back up to Knutsford again soon we are having two "Welcome Days" coming up on 21/22 April. It would be lovely to see you again. A number of...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

I visited The Heritage Centre with a friend and was so surprised to see the wonderful Tapestry. It is a must for anyone whatever interest and age to view these magnificent creations.More

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George W, Volunteer at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

We're pleased you enjoyed your visit to Knutsford's Heritage Centre. The tapestry is truly amazing - every time time I look, I discover something that I hadn't seen the last time! Please do come back again if you can as, in addition to the Tapestry,...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

I visited just before Christmas with a very good friend who lives locally. We met through studying art history and had been to the Lady Lever Gallery earlier that day and my friend suggested seeing the tapestry. It really is wonderful, however it's location and...More

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George W, Volunteer at Knutsford Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

Lisa, thank you for your kind review of our Millennium Tapestry in the Upper Gallery. In terms of the current location and presentation/lighting, we endeavour to do the very best that we can within our current budget. We are so glad that you considered the...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Tucked between Top Street and Bottom Street, this little Knutsford gem is a great way to find out about the area and its history. Regularly changing exhibitions and talks, sweep through the history of this area of Cheshire - and are totally in keeping with...More

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NickyBat
Hi, you mention the shuttle bus from the airport, where will we find this at the airport? Is there a bus number or bay? And where should we get off to get to the hotel? Many thanks.
1 March 2015|
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Response from EricaManchester | Reviewed this property |
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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