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“Step back in time”

Knutsford Heritage Centre
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Knutsford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Step back in time”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Friendly ladies in centre who were keen to tell us about the history of Knutsford. Lovely Millennium Tapestry made by the ladies of Knutsford and surrounds. A bit lacking in momentos but in a lovely old building adjacent to The Courtyard Tearoom..

Visited June 2014
Thank Grandma424
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Good Local Heritage Centre”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Lovely little centre that tells visitors about Knutsford. Almost hidden away off the main street its well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank GC-4B
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely little gem”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Friendly people, warm welcome, beautiful tapestry, tasteful gift shop, interesting and well signed boutique museum. Also a tea/coffee shop next door with model train and penny farthing cycles around the ceiling selling fabulous home-made food and cakes.

I seem to remember that you make a voluntary donation.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank garethgliderman
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Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Well Worth a Visit.”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I have been visiting Knutsford for more years than I care to remember! However, in the future I shall view it with much more interest and knowledge.

I recently joined a group for a Walk and Talk event (1hr.,45mins).We chose "People and Places". Our very pleasant guide led us around various parts of the town and pointed out interesting details about the different buildings, mentioning famous people who had been associated with them. It was fascinating.
Then followed a talk, back at the charming Heritage Centre, about the Knutsford Millenium Tapestry. This proved to be a real source of interest as probably every house in the town was embroidered on to the tapestry (even to a dog on someone's back lawn!).

I can't recommend this place enough. The Knutsford Heritage Centre is a credit to all the volunteers. Thank you to all of you.

Visited September 2013
4 Thank SHECheshire
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The Knutsford tapestry”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

The heritage centre staff were very helpful and we were given an unexpected talk about the history of the tapestry by a lovely lady who was so knowledgeable. We also did the Elizabeth Gaskell town trail with their useful leaflet.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank LancashireAlison
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