Cheshire Civil War Centre

The rather grandiosely titled Cheshire Civil War Centre isn't a museum you have never heard of, rather it is a new initiative by Nantwich Museum. The Centre has a very good group page on Facebook (Cheshire Civil War Centre at Nantwich Museum).

The Nantwich Museum now looks at the impact of the Battle of Nantwich in the larger picture of the Civil War in Cheshire, the museum has expanded some of it's existing displays, and has an expanded education program about the Wars.


Highlight of the exhibits is an original letter signed by Sir Thomas Fairfax.


Currently on display are a number of items on loan from Chester's Grosvenor Museum, including a pair of mortuary swords found in a well.








Worth a visit if you are in the area, but not really worth a long journey to (unless you are combining it with a visit to the battlefield and the Holly Holy Day re-enactment).

The small shop has a number of Cheshire County Council Civil War booklets for sale, which are also available from their online store as PDFs or physical copies.

For more Cheshire related Civil War sites see also:


Postcodes for SatNavs
Nantwich, Love Lane car park CW5 5BH
Nantwich Museum CW5 5BQ

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  1. I'd never heard of the term mortuary sword before so thanks for that!

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    1. It is an interesting name: the style of sword was clearly devised at the time, but the name... I've seen it claimed as a Victorian name, a Reformation name memorialising Charles I. One thing for certain it is quicker to say than basket hilted sword

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