Cheshire East

Properties and events in Cheshire East

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A Railway Town and its Park: Victorian Foresight

The Bowls Pavilion, Queens Park, Victoria Avenue, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 7SE
In person
Pre-booking not required

To reflect on the words at the Park's dedication: "A Park to provide pleasure and happiness to the community for generations to come." Richard Moon, 1887.

A step back in time at St Paul's Church

St. Pauls Centre, Hightown, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 3BY
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity to join our knowledgeable guides to tour the historic and splendid St Paul’s Church. Our baptism, wedding and funeral service archives will be available to view, with original drawings of the first building plans for the church.

An intriguing Ghost Walk around Historic Knutsford

Royal George Building, Regent Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6GR
In person
Pre-booking required

As the mist rises from Knutsford's moor, you will follow your guide to experience some of the most bizarre and unusual paranormal events ever to occur in Knutsford

Behind the Scenes Tours: Crewe Station

Crewe Railway Station, Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6HR
In person
Pre-booking required

Join Avanti West Coast for a behind-the-scenes tour of Crewe Station.

Behind the Scenes Tours: The Lyceum Theatre

Crewe Lyceum, Lyceum Theatre, Heath Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DA
In person
Pre-booking required

Go behind-the-scenes at Cheshire’s historic theatre. You’ll explore the Grade II listed auditorium and go backstage to see areas normally only open to performers!

Booths Hall, Booths Mere and ruins of St Helena’s chapel

Booths Hall, Booths Patk, Off Chelford Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8GS
In person
Pre-booking required

Tour of Booths Hall and business park followed by a circular walk to St Helena’s ruins, returning via Booths Mere.

Crewe Heritage Fair

Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Crewe is at the heart of the British Transport Network. Join us for a fun packed day for all the family to discover how the people of Crewe have kept the country running by rail, road and air.

Crewe Heritage Walking Tours

Britannia Statue, Memorial Square, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Join Councillor Ben Wye for a walk around Crewe Town Centre to explore our heritage and share fascinating stories and memories of our town.

Eat the Archives: Crewe

Crewe Market Hall, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BL
In person
Pre-booking required

Ever wondered how the past tasted? Join theatre chef Leo Burtin to experience the flavour, smell, and stories of Crewe’s history. Leo will use Crewe Market Hall’s test kitchen to make a recipe based on the stories of Crewe held by Cheshire Archives.

Explore Nantwich Geology

Pillory Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5BQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a specially designed guided tour of Nantwich: What is Geology? It's all around us, millions of years in the making and we walk past it and use it every day. Just how special is it and where does it come from?

Family-Friendly Painting: Horse from History

Crewe Market Hall, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BL
In person
Pre-booking required

A free paint-along suitable for all the family. Join local artist David Jewkes to paint a historic horse from Crewe’s past! Choose from one of two different poster designs to customise- change the name, colour, and even personality of your horse!

Floral Journeys: The heritage and craft of canal boat roses

Civic Hall, Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 1RB
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for an engaging demonstration and talk on the art of canal boat roses, with an opportunity to have a go yourself.

Hare Hill gardens and parklands

Hare Hill, National Trust, Over Alderley, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4PY
In person
Pre-booking not required

A tranquil wooded garden, surrounded by historic parkland, with a delightful walled garden at its heart

Journey of Possibilities at National Trust Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank Mill, Quarry Bank Road, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA
In person
Book on day

Follow the Howlett's journey from Buckinghamshire, via road and water, to begin their new life at Quarry Bank.

King Edward Street chapel

4 King Edward Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1AA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Built in 1690, King Edward Street chapel is one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Macclesfield. It was among the very first non-conformist chapels to be built in the UK and has been a Unitarian Chapel since the 18th Century.

Knutsford, our streets through time

Knutsford Library, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PG
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Book talk by Autor Jenny Collis. Find out who and what inspired her to write about the history of Knutsford streets!

Little Moreton Hall

Little Moreton Hall, Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4SD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover Little Moreton Hall on our Heritage Open Day and explore the topsy-turvy Tudor house.

Murgatroyd's Brine Pumps

Murgatroyd's Brine Pumps site, Brooks Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 0JG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Murgatroyd's Brine Pumps are the last brine pumps on their original hand-dug shaft in the UK.

Open Building: All Saints' Church

All Saints Church, 79 Stewart Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 8LX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore this beautiful building full of local history. With displays of how the church came to Crewe, children's activities and a chance to look around this diverse buildings there will be something of interest for everyone.

Open Building: Explore St Peter's Church, Crewe

St. Peters Church, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2AG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore this beautiful building full of local history. With displays of how the church came to Crewe, children's activities and a chance to look around this diverse building there will be something of interest for everyone.

Open Building: Family History Unit

Family History Unit, 2nd Floor, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Family History Unit contains a wealth of resources to help with your family history, house history or local history research projects. A chance for all to visit and view our collections.

Open Building: Union Street Baptist Church

Union Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 7DJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity to see in a traditional Victorian chapel, built more than 140 years ago, which has maintained a strong and secure presence within an ever-changing neighbourhood and has formed part of the lives of so many people in the town of Crewe.

Open Building: YMCA Cheshire

189 Gresty Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6EL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join YMCA Cheshire in the GLO Cafe to find out more about the importance of this locally listed building.

Open Buildings: Explore St Andrew's Church

St Andrew's Church, Bedford Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6LE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore this beautiful building full of local history. With displays of the building and congregation's history, children's activities and a chance to look around these diverse buildings there will be something of interest for everyone.

Our Hidden Faces - Survivor Arts Exhibition

156 Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6BG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Survivor Arts Exhibition is now in its 11th year. Every piece on display has been created by a survivor of abuse of some form. Everyone involved with the exhibition has given their time, energy, passion and skill for free.

Panto Costume Design Workshop

Studio Theatre, Crewe Lyceum Theatre, Heath Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DA
In person
Pre-booking required

Join our panto costume design workshop at Crewe Lyceum Theatre! Inspired by the rich history of past pantomimes, you will collaborate with a local professional costume designer to create a unique costume for a character from Beauty and the Beast.

Pie and Paint: A Picture of the Past

Crewe Market Hall, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BL
In person
Pre-booking required

Grab your friends and join local artist David Jewkes to paint a stunning street scene taken from Crewe’s past! At this relaxed and social class, we’ll provide you with canvas, paints, and advice so you can create your very own window into the past.

Pottery at Nantwich Museum

Pillory Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5BQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

A fun drop in pottery workshop with Chester artist Neil Glendinning at Nantwich Museum's Millennium Gallery. A great introduction to using clay and discovering more about the history of locally found pottery.

Poynton Heritage Fair

Civic Hall, Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 1RB
In person
Pre-booking not required

We're celebrating heritage crafts with local craftspeople to bring you a fair in celebration of Heritage Open Days!

Riding Retro: Poynton to Avro vintage bus ride

Civic Hall, Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 1GP
In person
Pre-booking required

Take the same route displaced miners did after the closure of the Poynton collieries, and journey to their new place of work... the nearby A.V Roe Factory. Because we can, we're doing it in vintage style - on a 1966 Routemaster bus!

The Anson Engine Museum Open Day

Anson Engine Museum, Anson Road, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TD
In person
Pre-booking not required

A fascinating insight into Poynton's local history, with displays of live historic steam engines.

The River Weaver and its water: the good, the bad and the ugly

Jubilee House, St. Pauls Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2QA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Talk given by Helen Cooke from Nantwich Museum. Part of the Family History Society Crewe Group Talk Series.

The Women's Line

Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6TJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Women’s Line is a snapshot of Macclesfield-resident women’s family trees presenting their female lines artistically through highly personal mixed media portraits and memories, opening September 6th at the Silk Museum.

Wilmslow History Tour

Bank Square, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1AN
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover Wilmslow's Hidden History. From Lindow Man to Alan Turing .