Nantwich Museum

Pillory Street





tel: +44 (0)1270 627104







Contact details: Kate Dobson, Museum Manager;

Colin Davies, Museum Assistant


Date of visit: TBC


Nature and extent of collection


Around 100 pieces. Nantwich Museum exists to tell the story of Nantwich’s rich history by collecting, safeguarding and making accessible local artefacts which it holds in trust for society, and to provide a centre for the inspiration, learning and enjoyment of all.



All numbers below are estimated


Roman coins: Fewer than 100

British coins: Fewer than 10

British tokens: Fewer than 10

Modern and paper money: Fewer than 5 pieces

Medals (commemorative or military): Fewer than 20

Specific strengths: Roman coins; medals,


Library: N/A





Database used: Modes


Proportion of collection on database: Working towards 100%


How much detail in database entries? Basic information only.


Are images incorporated? Some records have images incorporated – this is an ongoing project.


Is the database accessible to the public? No.


Is the database publicly accessible online? No.





Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes.


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? No.


Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.


Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? Yes, we have had coin events for metal detectorists.



Access to the collection


Is there a study facility? Yes, on request.


Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes.



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection? Yes.


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Yes – this is something we’re developing as part of the Treasure Plus project.


Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? Yes.


Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? No.



ID and public enquiries


Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? Yes.



Curatorial knowledge


Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? Yes – Colin Davies, Numismatics.


Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes, we have contacts at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester and British Museum, as well as our local PAS Finds Liaison Officer.


If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? We don’t have capacity for this at present