Jubilee Animal Parade Picnic and children’s activities and film

Hosted by:
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse
Date:
3 June 2022
Location:
Weaver Hall Museum, 162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8AB, United Kingdom
Open to public?
Open to public, no booking required
Find out more:
http://www.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk

The Museum will host a fun and festive Jubilee Animal Parade Picnic. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own Jubilee picnic and children will have the chance of enjoying activities, including making a crown. Northwich Libraries will give a reading from a children’s book and there will be a screening of a children’s film, such as ‘Winnie the Pooh’. Everyone will have the chance of enjoying the special Jubilee film.

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is located in the atmospheric former Northwich Union Workhouse building, started in 1837. It is a short distance from central Northwich. During its working life, the workhouse provided a last refuge for the poor of mid-Cheshire, until it closed in 1968. Today, visitors can get a fascinating insight into the building’s history by exploring the workhouse schoolroom, the Master’s sitting room and formidable double-heighted, Guardian’s Boardroom, in which weekly meetings took place to make decisions about the care of the poor.

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is full of displays and tales of the history and industry of West Cheshire. The stories are told through films, reconstructions, models and vivid displays of intriguing artefacts, which relate to local industry, market towns, transport, archaeology and the building’s former history. The museum is housed within the old Northwich Union Workhouse building built at the start of Queen Victoria’s reign. The Museum offers year-round activities as well as a vibrant schools programme.