HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2020
Lymm is a great destination for a day out at any time of the year with its canal, lake (known locally as "The Dam") and many picturesque walks. There is certainly no shortage of pubs and restaurants either.
The family-friendly Heritage Centre is just the latest attraction to add to that list.
Pay us a visit during Heritage Open Days and we will have many exhibits, newly available. Our volunteers will be happy to share stories with you and introduce you to the hidden nature round Lymm with free walking routes around our beautiful village.
(Open Thursday to Sunday 1-5- USE THIS LINK for details )
Lymm appears in the Domesday Book. But its history goes back far further than that with the discovery of a Chirotherium's footprint in a local quarry, estimated to be 250,000,000 years old. You can meet Kerry our own life size Chirotherium at the Centre.
The Lymm Story at Lymm Heritage Centre will take you on a Journey Through Time, focusing mainly on the last 250 years since the village was split in half by the arrival of the Bridgewater Canal, A fascinating collection of artefacts, images, sound and video show how the village was changed by the canal’s arrival. There are displays about three very different industries and trades: fustian cutting, gold beating and salt extraction. Lymm, of course, has not one but two canals as Victorian engineers carved their way through the parish to create Manchester Ship Canal late in the 19th century. We look at how that impacted our local community.
Lymm is rich in traditions too from medieval Soulcaking to Morris dancing and from Rushbearing to the Lymm May Queen which is still popular today.
The centre is family friendly too though you will appreciate we have had to remove a small number of hands-on activities due to Covid-19 restrictions.
We look forward to welcoming you.