Find Us




View a map of where we are     Anson Road, Poynton, Cheshire SK12 1TD   


For a printable version of our leaflet click here





By Car - Follow Brown Tourist Signs from centre of Poynton, up Park Lane, onto Middlewood Road and then right onto Anson Road.  The museum is on your left about half way up Anson Road.

    Click here to check the roads before you set off?  or if you want to check the weather forecast


By Bus - take the P1 to the Boars Head, Higher Poynton, short walk down Anson Road to Museum entrance.   Timetable here  This bus goes from Middlewood station to Poynton station.


Nearest Train Station

- Middlewood Station (then walk down the Middlewood Way, approx 1.4 miles).  Click here for details

- Next nearest Poynton Station 2 miles. Click here for details



Local Area


Welcome to the Cheshire Peak District, a breathtaking destination that encompasses nearly 100 square miles of Cheshire’s peaks and plains, including part of the Peak District National Park, from the moorlands of Biddulph in the South to Lyme Park and Disley in the North. It is a region brimming with glorious hills and plains, historic houses, beautiful gardens, rich cultural attractions, unique experiences, world-class events and quaint market towns.


Cheshire's Peak District has something to offer everyone - from dramatic scenery and an abundance of historic heritage sites, to stylish restaurants, great gastropubs and picturesque country inns. You can enjoy the dramatic views, rocky outcrops, peaty rivers, heather clad moors, dry stonewalls, hill villages and stunning walks of Cheshire’s Peak District. Explore the wide, gentle lowlands of the adjacent Cheshire Plain, characterised by canals and waterways, historic buildings and landmarks.  Click here for accommodation, food & drink ideas and things to do.


If you would like to find out about walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, country parks in the area click here


Cheshire Peak District 

You can use also Cheshire as a base for visiting Chester, Liverpool and Manchester, the Peak District, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Snowdonia. Cheshire is in the heart of the UK about 197m/317km from London. It is the most southerly part of England's Northwest region and borders North Wales.


Dotted with tiny unspoilt villages, delightful market towns and beautiful countryside, Chester and Cheshire are the places to visit for those who appreciate the finer things in life


For full details of places to visit, the culture and heritage of the area visit these websites, particularly the Poynton or Macclesfield links.




 Welcome to Poynton - video about the area on You Tube - click here to view



Within Walking Distance


Within 5 minutes walk from the museum is the The Middlewood WayIt offers a 10-mile (16-km) traffic-free route for walkers, cyclists and horseriders. It follows the line of the former Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway through picturesque Cheshire countryside and between historic mill towns. For much of its length, the Middlewood Way runs close to the Macclesfield Canal, and there are many options for easy circular walks. For the more adventurous, the extensive public footpath network reaches into the Peak District Foothills to the east and the Cheshire Plain to the west.  For a great walk around the area looking at the history of the collieries around Poynton click here.


The Macclesfield Canal is part of the famous Cheshire Ring.  The Cheshire Ring is composed of the Macclesfield Canal and parts of the Peak Forest, Ashton, Rochdale, Bridgewater and Trent & Mersey canals.   Enjoy a relaxing walk along the tow path or visit one of the many excellent pubs along the canalside for lunch.  The Trading Post, within a few minutes walk from the museum, has a day boat hire service to allow you to enjoy the canal from the deck of your own narrow boat. 


The Boars Head at Shrigley Road North, is only a few minutes walk from the museum.  This handsome redbrick public house dates back about 120 years and was used as a hostelry for workmen constructing the nearby railway. Gordon is the chef, and dishes from his printed menu and daily specials are available every lunchtime and evening. Lighter bites include plain or toasted sandwiches, baguettes with a variety of tasty fillings and an excellent Welsh rarebit served with a crisp green salad. Main meals comprise pub classics such a scampi, breaded plaice, prime gammon steaks, chilli con carne and home-made pies.


Click here for other eateries & accommodation ideas in the Poynton area.


What to do?


Visitors can enjoy the many events and festivals in Cheshire - sports, civil war battles, music, food and drink - and even worm charming, feature in Chester and Cheshire's packed, year round, calendar of events and festivals.


Find a full calendar of events here >>>>        For full list of attractions in area click here >>>>



Where to Stay?


From hotels boasting four and five star facilities, to go-as-you-please camping and caravanning, Cheshire has the accommodation to suit you. Options include luxurious country house hotels, excellent farmhouse B&B's and self catering.


Find a wide choice of accommodation available in Cheshire here >>>>   Check availability and book online by following this link BOOK


Close to the museum and often used by our visitors are :-


Elms Bed Farm Caravan Site

Mr. V. Whitetaker, Elms Bed Farm,

Elms Bed Road, Poynton

01625 872370


Strawberry Wood Caravan Park

Home Farm, Farm Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DU  

01477 571407


Yew Tree Farm

North Rode, Nr Congleton, CW12 2PF

01260 223 569


Common Barn Farm

Smith Lane, Rainow, Macclesfield,

Cheshire SK10 5XJ

01625 574878


Harrop Fold Farm   - 5 star B&B

Rainow, Macclesfield, Cheshire.SK10 5UU

01625 560085


The Coach House - Luxury Cottages
Kerrige End, Rainow, Macclesfield, SK10 5TF

01625 424 220



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How to get to Cheshire?



The nearest airports to Chester and Cheshire are Manchester International and Liverpool John Lennon. 

Manchester International
Liverpool John Lennon


Travel by Road

Main motorway links to Cheshire are through the M6, M56 and M60. Route planning information can be found at The AA, RAC, Multimap and Streetmap.

It is possible to hire a car at airports and some of the larger towns in and around Cheshire (including Chester, Crewe, Macclesfield and Warrington). The average cost of hire is from about £60 per day. For more information on car hire visit Hertz and Avis


Travel by Rail and Coach

High speed rail services are available to Crewe, Chester and Warrington from London's Euston and Paddington Stations (2.5 hours), and from Glasgow on the West Coast main line. Rail services also run from Manchester International Airport. Rail timetable information is available here.   You can book your tickets in advance via Virgin here.

Coach details from National Express




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