About Stockport Museum

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Time-travel from Palaeolithic to present day Stockport to experience the town’s entire history under one roof.

Explore the fantastic finds from Mellor Iron Age hilltop settlement, life in medieval times, the thriving textile industry of the Victorian era as well as the impact of World War I.

The doors are now open to our brand new family gallery which has been designed to help imaginations run wild, it is a space where anything is possible.

In partnership with illustrator Becca Hall, the museum has been reimagined for younger visitors.

A new character, Museum Mouse, has been created to take people on a gallery adventure to discover favourite objects from the Museum’s collection.

Visitors of all ages will be able to learn about everything from Ancient Egypt, animals and nature to toys and shopping.

In addition to the new gallery, the rather complicated layout of Stockport Museum has been addressed with improved signage and the creation of a brand new orientation space, which introduces visitors to the museum and the story of the town.

In the galleries, colour has been used to inject life into displays. Stories that were missing from the original displays are now included, for example Strawberry Studios and Sport in Stockport.

For information on events and exhibitions taking place in our museums visit our events guide for November 2016 to March 2017 (PDF 3.7Mb).

Keep up to date by following our museums on Facebook at facebook.com/stockportmuseums and Twitter at @SMBC_Museums.