Local History

Digital Resource Packs

Our Education Officer has produced some local history packs available to buy on pen drive.

Titles so far include:

  • Bridge Street
  • Warrington Wire Working
  • Appleton

Each contains a mix of historical notes, useful document and photographs and some films to share too.

Each pack is £30 including postage to your school.

Warrington Digital Image Archive

You can find a selection of some local photographs from the Warrington archives collection at https://www.flickr.com/photos/warringtonarchives/albums

Cheshire Tithe Maps

Site covers some of Warrington. You can compare old and new maps alongside each other.


Burtonwood Airbase

Site about the WW2 and beyond the history of Burtonwood RAF base.


Warrington Archives

Local studies room is in the central library building on Museum Street. They hold maps, document, census returns, newspapers etc.

Contact us to arrange advice and access to documents.

‘Warrington Through Time’ Janice Hayes, 2010, Amberley Publishing

Old and new images of local sites and events to compare changes through time.

‘Warrington in 50 Buildings’ Janice Hayes, 2016, Amberley Publishing

A brief history with images of the top 50 buildings in Warrington.

‘A History of Warrington’ 2002, Alan Crosby, Phillimore

Full overview of Warrington history from pre Roman era up to 20th century

‘Warrington History Tour’, 2018, Janice Hayes, Amberley Publishing

Pocket sized book with a clear route around the town centre with full illustrations and key facts.

Art Friday

Once a month, we’re taking a closer look at our remarkable art collection! See the films here.

Advent Calendar

Take a look at the amazing collections of Warrington Museum & Art Gallery in our advent calendar! Originally produced for our social media channels during Christmas 2020. See it here.


We have created some activities and trails inspired by the Museum’s collections! Click on the links below to download them as Powerpoint presentations: