Arts & culture

Cheshire is a region at the heart of art!

Cheshire is a region at the heart of art!

There’s a rich cultural history on offer here.

Alcumlow Hall Farm

Alcumlow Hall Farm

Alcumlow Hall Farm is set in an idyllic location, in a group of traditional renovated barns, in the beautiful Cheshire countryside and is home to a variety of businesses from craft and retail shops to home interiors.

Alexander’s Live

Alexander’s Live

Alexander’s Live is located in the heart of the city of Chester, open all week with a fabulous bar and an imaginative menu. It offers a huge range of live bands, comedy, theatre, burlesque, poetry and much more, they want you to have fun!

Alison Bradley Gallery Betws-y-coed

Alison Bradley Gallery

Alison’s oil paintings and charcoal drawings which are showcased in the Alison Bradley Gallery Betws-y-coed delicately capture a moment in time and are often described as beautifully calming and restful.

Alison Bradley Gallery Chester

Alison Bradley Gallery

Alison’s oil paintings and charcoal drawings which are showcased in the Alison Bradley Gallery Chester delicately capture a moment in time and are often described as beautifully calming and restful.

Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum has flourished and now houses a unique collection of over 250 gas and oil engines, many maintained in running order. Ranging from early Crossley gas engines through to more modern diesels.

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Hall & Gardens is a place of enormous character, charm and interest. Visitors are frequently struck by the warm and intimate atmosphere and the feeling that Arley is a much-cherished family home.

Baron Fine Art

Baron Fine Arts

Baron Fine Art has a very extensive range and diverse stock of 19th, 20th and 21st century oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and etchings. Other services that the gallery offers include fine art picture framing, restoration and valuation.

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

Bestow Castle and Woodland Park

Crowning a rocky crag and boasting spectacular views, Beeston Castle and Woodland Park is one of the most dramatically sited medieval castles in England. On a clear day you can see all the way from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains

Birkenhead Priory & St. Mary’s Tower

Birkenhead Priory & St. Mary's Tower

As the oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory & St. Mary’s Tower offers a unique insight into the town of Birkenhead and its historical and spiritual importance in the development of Wirral.

Bluedot

Bluedot is a festival of discovery at Jodrell Bank, the iconic observatory and heart of the quest for knowledge of the cosmos. Camp out under the stars, explore a stellar programme of music, science, arts, technology, food and film.

Bramall Hall

Bramall Hall

Bramall Hall offers unique insights into the families and servants who lived and worked there. It stands in about 60-acres of parkland designed in the Victorian romantic-style, offering beautiful woodland walks.

Castle Park Arts Centre

Castle Park Arts Centre

Set in beautiful parkland in the historic town of Frodsham, Castle Park Arts Centre houses three galleries, craft units, and a coffee shop. The centre is used for a range of events, workshops and classes for people of all ages and abilities.

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is an interactive science centre devoted to chemistry and how the products of chemistry are used in every day life. The key aim is to make science exciting and accessible to people of all ages.

Cheshire Art Gallery

Cheshire Art Gallery

Cheshire Art Gallery is a modern gallery in the heart of Bramhall, with more than 60 different artists’ works available. The Gallery introduces beautiful new works frequently and holds regular exhibitions for all to enjoy.

Chester Art Centre

Chester Art Centre

Chester Art Centre in the heart of the city is the place to find unique pieces of art. There is a variety of original paintings and drawings showing in three gallery spaces as well as a selection of prints, ceramics and textiles.

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral

At Chester Cathedral there really is something for everyone, children and adults can enjoy one of the many daily tours around the cathedral. You can eat and drink in the 13th century monks dining hall and browse the unique gift shop.

Chester City Walls

Chester City Walls

Follow in the footsteps of the Roman soldier patrols and enjoy a unique perspective of Chester with panoramic views on both sides as you explore the most complete circuit of Chester City Walls in the country.

Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival

Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival

Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival showcases some of the best quality, locally sourced produce of which the North West’s suppliers are renowned for. From cheese to sausages, your favourite preserves and more!

Chester Pride

Chester Pride

Chester Pride is a free event and is held at Castle Square, in the heart of historic Chester. It is a celebration of equality and diversity and support for the LGBT community. Celebrations include a huge parade through the city and a festival.

Chester Roman Amphitheatre

Chester Roman Amphitheatre

Chester Roman Amphitheatre was the largest in Britain, it used for entertainment and military training, there have been two stone-built amphitheatres on the site that differed from each other and others around Britain.

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens romantic gothic castle is a product of the early 19th century which stands on a high rise above a lake. The castle is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a variety of beautifully mature trees.

Clonter Opera Theatre

Clonter Opera Theatre

Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Clonter Opera Theatre is a delightfully quirky and intimate venue that offers a wide range of musical entertainment all year round, complete with indoor picnic and dining facilities.

Creamfields

Creamfields

Creamfields is the original UK dance festival it set out to provide the clubbing world with a bespoke large scale outdoor event and has gone on to become one of the most popular electronic festivals on the planet.

Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Crewe Lyceum Theatre

The Crewe Lyceum Theatre is the only Edwardian theatre in East Cheshire and is over 100 years old. It is your place in Cheshire to experience quality entertainment, spectacular surroundings and delicious food and drink.

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey

Encircled by its protective wall, Dunham Massey is a green oasis nestling between the urban sprawl of Manchester and rural tranquillity of Cheshire. See the 18th century house transformed to tell the story of it’s lost years.

Grosvenor Museum

Grosvenor Museum

The Grosvenor Museum houses collections exploring the history of Chester, it’s art and silver heritage. Find out about life during the Roman military occupation and visit the Period House, with rooms from the 17th century to the 1920s.

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is a relaxed and intimate venue with a capacity of 500. The theatre is in the round with the action at the centre so all seats offer a great view. Seating is unreserved and you can picnic anywhere you sit.

Gwalia Ceramics

Gwalia Ceramics

Gwalia Ceramics is a new contemporary ceramics gallery situated in Llangollen in north Wales. Owned by Jacqui Atkin and Charmain Poole, the gallery showcases the work of both established and emerging makers.

Jack Sevens Art Yard

Jack Sevens Art Yard

Jack Sevens is set inside a beautiful refurbished silk mill in Macclesfield. The main exhibition space is a beautiful double floor, ceiling height space flooded with natural light. Works are also exhibited around the remaining three spaces.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is a great day out for all the family. You can explore the wonders of the universe, learn more about the workings of the giant Lovell Telescope, but start your visit by exploring your place in the universe.

Just So Festival

Just So Festival

Just So Festival is an annual weekend long camping festival for children and their families. The festival provides a magical experience where art, music and literature are embedded and entwined in a beautiful landscape.

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery

The Lady Lever Art Gallery houses one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art. It has the best collection of Wedgwood jasperware anywhere in the world and its collection of pre-raphaelite paintings is internationally renowned.

Little Moreton Hall

Little Morton Hall

Seeing the tumbling architecture of Little Moreton Hall for the first time, engineers in 1990 could not believe their eyes. Fortunately this timber-framed building, curled around with a scenic moat, has defied logic for over 500 years.

Macclesfield Silk Museum

Macclesfield Silk Museum

Macclesfield Silk Museum follows the journey of silk from cocoon to loom. It houses exhibitions from collections exploring the properties of silk, design and education, Macclesfield’s diverse textile industries and workers lives.

MADS Little Theatre

MADS Little Theatre

MADS Little Theatre has celebrated both its Golden and Diamond Jubilees. the threat hosts a programme of events. including 250 main season productions and many more one acts, studio productions and festival entries.

Midsummer Watch

Midsummer Watch

Midsummer Watch is one of Britain’s oldest festivals, it’s a tradition reflecting 500 years of the city’s history. The festival depends upon the continued support of locals to keep this parade alive as a mid-summer spectacle.

Moonlight Flicks

Moonlight Flicks

Moonlight Flicks is an open air cinema which is now a permanent fixture in the region’s summer schedule. Grab a deckchair and enjoy some of the best films under the stars in three of the region’s most beautiful parks.

Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum has displays about Roman settlement, Tudor disaster, civil war, clock, shoe and clothing production, as well as a dedicated heese Room, can all be discovered in this gem of a museum.

Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Botanic Gardens

Today, Ness Botanic Gardens, offers visitors of all ages something regardless of what season they visit. Running an events programme packed with family activities from star gazing through to trails and crafts.

Paradise Mill

Paradise Mill

Visit Paradise Mill and step back into 1930s industrial Macclesfield. Take a tour with one of the knowledgeable tour guides and discover a typical day at the Mill and see restored Jacquard looms and machinery.

Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight

Discover over a century of Port Sunlight history in the award-winning museum before sampling the delights of the tea room and gift shop. You can discover even more by going on one of the specialist interest walks, tours and trails.

Pyramid & Parr Hall

Pyramid & Parr Hall

Situated in the heart of Warrington, Pyramid & Parr Hall are two of the North West’s leading arts and entertainment venues for music, comedy, dance, drama and much more, regularly attracting huge names from a variety of genres.

Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank overflows with the atmosphere of the industrial revolution. A visit to the cotton mill, built in 1784 and powered by Europe’s most powerful working waterwheel, will certainly stimulate your senses.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Set in the magnificent parklands of Tatton Park in Cheshire, the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is a spectacular day out. Featuring innovative show gardens, floral marquee, talks, demonstrations, trade stands and exhibitors.

Storyhouse

Storyhouse

Storyhouse is the award-winning producer of Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, the city’s music and literature festivals, the young persons’ festival WayWord and the open air cinema season Moonlight Flicks.

Tabley House

Tabley House

Tabley House is home to a number of paintings collected by the Leicester family, by the 1st Lord de Tabley. From 1800 he was the most important patron of British art and artists with a particular interest in JMW Turner.

Tatton Park

Tatton Park

You’re welcome to uncover centuries of history at Tatton Park and witness life above and below stairs in the Mansion. Wander at leisure through huge glorious gardens and take the kids to meet very special rare breed animals.

The Arc Gallery

The Arc Gallery

The Arc Gallery is housed in a beautifully-restored 18th-century brick and timber warehouse in Chester’s historic city centre. The vision is to offer visitors a haven from the repetitive predictability of the high street.

The Brindley

The Brindley

The Brindley is the main centre for arts and entertainment for the borough of Halton. The Brindley provides excellent facilities for engaging with and access to performances, exhibitions and events which entertain, educate and inspire.

The Live Rooms

The Live Rooms

The Live Rooms is Chester’s largest independent live music venue and nightclub. The main room has hosted some of the biggest names in music from a diverse range of genres, whilst the side room provides an ideal space for intimate shows.

Tip Top Productions

Tip Top Productions

Tip Top Productions is a community theatre company based in the heart of the city of Chester. Typically their season consists of 10 productions including plays, musicals, pantomime and in June they present a summer musical.

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

There’s something for everyone at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, from dinosaurs to mummies to fine art. Explore the beautifully refurbished galleries and learn about ancient civilisations and the natural world.

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

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.

West Park Museum

West Park Museum

Visit the land of the ancient Egyptians at West Park Museum. Travel down the Nile with Victorian explorer Marianne Brocklehurst, see the treasures she collected from her explorations of Egypt in the 19th century.

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum houses one of the best art collections in the North West of England in it’s beautifully proportioned galleries. With paintings of all sorts, especially British watercolours by local artists.