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Step back in time with Northwich museum's historical market
A NORTHWICH museum is inviting visitors to step back in time and experience the atmosphere of a historic market.
Weaver Hall Museum, on London Road, will play host to a range of intriguing goods spanning the centuries from the Stone Age to the Victorian era when it hosts the market on Saturday, November 2.
Stalls will be manned by those who produced the items, with stallholders dressed in accurate period costume.
Demonstrations on traditional skills including woodcarving will also take place, as will stories behind the artefacts and the chance to try on chainmail.
“It will be an eye-catching event,” said Tom Hughes, education officer at the museum.
“We’ve gained quite a reputation for our living history workshops in recent years and we know that people are interested in finding out about the intriguing details of life in the past.
“Unlike so many craft fairs these days, this won’t be full of items bought in from overseas and resold, but is actually made by the craftspeople who will be there on the day, so you can find out all about the history and methods of production.”
There will be something for everyone at the event.
History enthusiasts can take delight in the accurate reproductions, while others will find unique gifts such as jewellery or pottery.
“I certainly intend to get some early Christmas shopping done,” said Tom.
“The span of the historic craft fair stretches from the Neolithic to the Victorian period which matches the collections of the museum.
“The day will be a real celebration of heritage.”
Admission to the craft fair and the rest of the museum will be free on November 2, with the event running 10am until 5pm.
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