Archaeology

The archaeology collection comprises over 23,000 objects from the prehistoric to the medieval periods.  We are fortunate in housing regionally significant collections of Stone Age and Bronze Age remains from the old counties of Lancashire and Cheshire as well as Roman remains from Wilderspool and Medieval finds from Warrington’s 13th century friary.

One of our most important objects is the ‘Persona Tragica’ otherwise known as the actor’s mask. This is currently on display in our Warrington Story gallery alongside a selection of antiquities from other local sites.

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery is a designated depository for Archaeological Archives from Warrington and the surrounding area.