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West Park Museum

77 Prestbury Road
SK10 3BJ

West Park Museum opened in 1898, a gift from Marianne Brocklehurst for the people of Macclesfield. The Museum is located in one of the earliest public parks which opened in 1854 and was funded by voluntary subscription. The Museum's collections comprise a wide range of fine and decorative art material and objects relating to local history. The paintings date from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Local history displays include Law & Order and the life of Charles Roe, an 18th century Macclesfield entrepreneur.

There are frequently changing exhibitions of the work of the well known local bird artist Charles Tunnicliffe RA. He illustrated over eighty books including Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter and Alison Uttley's Ambush of Young Days

West Park Museum's collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities was acquired by Marianne Brocklehurst during visits to Egypt between 1873 and 1891. Displays take the visitor on a journey through life in ancient Egypt. The collection includes a mummy case, and the afterlife displays examine the process of mummification and the type of objects buried with the dead. Visitors can follow Marianne Brocklehurst's adventures through extracts from the illustrated diary she kept during her first visit to Egypt.

General Information:

  • Ramp is provided for wheelchair access
  • All exhibitions are on the ground floor
  • Workshops and activities for schools
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    West Park Museum Postcode for SatNav: SK10 3BJ


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