Archaeological finds from the Roman Occupation at Middlewich have been made for over 250 years. Over the course of that time theories about the Roman settlement have been discussed and the site of the Roman Fort debated amongst the landowners, residents and professionals.

The first conclusive evidence of a Roman Fort was not found until 1993, when a geophysical survey of Harbutt’s Field was carried out, clearly showing the defensive ditches and gateways.

The archaeological evidence of Roman occupation from numerous digs over the years has enabled Middlewich Town Council and Middlewich Heritage Trust to introduce a range of learning resources to schools.

We can offer:

  • A Guided Roman Middlewich Trail
  • A new and updated Archaeological Exhibition at Middlewich Library
  • Online Virtual Museum with session plans
  • Demonstration of how the Romans made Salt
  • A school resource pack that includes:
    Replica Roman items from everyday life, Inc. costume. Pieces of actual ‘Finds’ from the Roman Town, a Roman Middlewich reference book and illustrations of what we consider the Middlewich area looked like.
  • A school visit by trained guides:
    To bring along some items from the community dig and enable children to see and handle archaeological finds.

We link into the history/local history curriculum and through the resources we encourage debate, questioning and listening skills.

Related subjects include Science, Geography and Art & Design.


Explore the Ancient Town of Middlewich and get a special insight into an historic Salt Town in Cheshire.

Choose from:

Whilst several of the tours are available as downloadable leaflets, we offer more detailed guided tours for each of them. Tours vary in length and content and can be tailored for any school, group, ability or age group, for further details on the tours please contact: Kerry Kirwan on 01606 833434 or email:

Talks and Presentations about middlewich

  • George Murgatroyd
    The Man who changed Middlewich’s fortunes
  • Murgatroyds Brine Pumps Project
    The project journey so far…
  • A Cheshire Salt Town
    A tour through Middlewich, its people and its history
  • Middlewich in the Civil War
    The battles of Middlewich in the civil war and the people behind the strategies.
  • Middlewich and the Great War
    Local history of Middlewich during WWI, stories of wartime through the eyes of residents.
    (more suited to schools)
  • Archive and Artefacts
    Building a picture of Middlewich. How we are working with our collection, what we hold and understanding the towns historical data
  • Middlewich in WWII
    Local history of Middlewich during WWII, at home and away 1st Sept 1939 – 2nd Sept 1945. (more suited to schools)
  • Normans
    Legacy of the conquest and the Barons of Kinderton
  • Middlewich Heritage Trust Presentation
    Who are we, what do we do? Current projects and how people can get involved.
  • Middlewich Families, work and home living in Middlewich, shops, transport and industry.
    (more suited to schools)


How to book a visit?

  • 1. Fill in the online booking enquiry form
  • 2. We will send you a confirmation email
  • 3. Checking the booking details and terms and conditions
  • 4. Identify any special needs or requirements


If you need more information before booking a trip, please contact Kerry – see below