Social and Industrial History

The Museum’s collections of social and industrial history includes over 6,000 objects related to the domestic and working lives of Warrington people from the medieval period to the present day.

Our dress collection includes a variety of mainly early 19th and 20th century female costume, baby clothes, hats, shoes and accessories. It also includes a small number of ceremonial outfits and uniform.

In our horological collections, we have several long case clocks and pocket watches made by local Warrington firms including Thomas and Samuel Clare, Edward Robinson and James Carter.

The Museum also holds a variety of objects relating to key industries in Warrington including glass making, tanning, wire making, clock making and pin making.