List of museums in Cheshire

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This list of museums in Cheshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
Adlington Hall Courtyard from the south-west.jpg Adlington Historic house Country home dating back to 1040, gardens
Anderton Boat Lift Anderton Transportation Boat lift and visitor center for the meeting of the River Weaver and Trent and Mersey Canal
Anson Engine Museum Ruston Hornsby engine 1927 engine of 25 hp IMG 2562.JPG Poynton Technology Stationary engines
Arley Hall Arley hall.jpg Arley Historic house Early Victorian Jacobean-style mansion (1833-41) with formal gardens
Axis Arts Centre Crewe Art website, previously the Alsager Arts Centre, performing and visual arts centre
Bollington Discovery Centre Bollington Industry website, local cotton industry, located in Clarence Mill, also local history and art
Bramall Hall Bramhall Historic house Also listed under Greater Manchester, black and white timber-framed Tudor Manor House and parkland
Bunbury Mill Bunbury Mill Restored mid-19th-century water-powered mill
Capesthorne Hall Capesthorne Hall.jpg Siddington Historic house Jacobean style house, Georgian Chapel, gardens, parkland
Catalyst Catalyst 1.jpg Widnes Science Focus is the chemical industry
Cheshire Military Museum Chester Military History of Cheshire's regiments, located in the barracks at Chester Castle
Congleton Museum Congleton Local Local history, culture
Crewe Heritage Centre Crewe Railway
Cuckooland Museum Cuckooland Museum clocks by Kirsty Davies.jpg Knutsford Horology Cuckoo clocks
Dewa Roman Experience Dewa Roman Experience, Chester. - - 103586.jpg Chester History website, Roman British artifacts, reconstructed Roman street
Dorfold Hall Dorfold Hall, Acton.jpg Acton Historic house Jacobean house, woodland gardens
Dunham Massey Dunham Massey Hall front.jpg Altrincham Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Georgian estate house and deer park
Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum Englesea-Brook Religious website, history of the 19th century working-class religious movement of Primitive Methodism
Gawsworth Old Hall Gawsworth Old Hall.jpg Gawsworth Historic house Black and white timber-framed manor house
Grosvenor Museum Grosvenor Museum.jpg Chester Multiple Roman heritage, art, natural history, silver, period house, local history
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker.jpg Hack Green Military Former government-owned nuclear bunker with Cold War and military exhibits
Lion Salt Works Lion Salt Works.jpg Marston Industry Working open salt works and museum
Little Moreton Hall Little Moreton Hall - - 433651.jpg Congleton Historic house Operated by the National Trust, moated 15th-century half-timbered manor house
Lyme Park Lyme Hall 01.jpg Disley Historic house Operated by the National Trust, estate mansion house with formal gardens, tapestries, clocks and furnished rooms
Macclesfield Museums Macclesfield Industry website, four museums about the local silk industry, including the Silk Museum on Park Lane, Paradise Mill, Heritage Centre, and the West Park Museum
Museum of Amusements Tattenhall Amusement website, restored vintage mechanical amusement machines and games
Museum of Policing in Cheshire Warrington Law enforcement website, includes murder weapons, forgeries, pigeon carriers, photographs and records
Nantwich Museum Nantwich Museum, and the entrance to The Cocoa Yard - - 1566295.jpg Nantwich Local Local history, culture, art, salt and cheese-making
National Waterways Museum EP Boat Museum.jpg Ellesmere Port Transport Features canal boats, history of the canals
Nether Alderley Mill Nether Alderley Mill 2.jpg Nether Alderley Mill Operated by the National Trust, Victorian corn mill powered by water
Norton Priory Museum Norton Priory arcade.jpg Runcorn Religious Ruins and archaeological artifacts of a medieval priory
Peover Hall Peover Hall.jpg Peover Superior Historic house Elizabethan brick house dating from 1585, 18th century landscaped park
Rode Hall and Gardens Congleton Historic house Country house and gardens
Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Mill.jpg Styal Industry Operated by the National Trust, former cotton mill and textile museum
Stretton Watermill Stretton water mill.jpg Stretton Mill Working water mill
Tabley House Tabley Hall 4.jpg Knutsford Historic house 18th-century house with fine art and furniture collection
Tatton Hall Tatton Hall.jpg Knutsford Historic house Operated by the National Trust, part of Tatton Park, early 19th-century house with collections of pictures, books, china, glass, silver and Gillows furniture
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery Front of Museum.jpg Warrington Multiple Natural history, local history, archaeology, fine art, decorative arts
Weaver Hall Museum Salt museum northwich.jpg Northwich Multiple History of salt making, local history, archaeology

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