It’s over…but we’ll be back


November 2018

Well, it’s over. The venues have closed their doors, the chairs have been stacked and put away, the costumes have been washed and ironed, the posters have been taken down… but we hope that everyone who took part, in whatever way, found it a worthwhile experience. We certainly did!

We’re now planning next year’s events, and hope that we can provide an even more entertaining and more interesting programme than we did in this, our inaugural year.

The dates to make a note of are 14th to 29th September 2019… but do come back to the website, or visit our Facebook page, to find out during the coming months just what we’ve got in store.


It’s September – The Festival is now in full swing and we bring you news of even more events recently added to the programme:

Congleton’s Masonic Hall & Museum

A fascinating glimpse into the world of Freemasonry in Congleton, with an excellent museum of artefacts, not often open to the public.

Now open until 4pm on Sat 15th Sept

Open also 10am to 4pm on Sat 22nd Sept

Town Hall Tours and Treasures:
celebrating 700 years of Mayoralty

Congleton Town Hall opens its doors for a rare chance to see the Town Treasures, join a guided tour of this iconic, gothic-Victorian building and learn our history of mayoralty.

Open Days:
Sunday 16th September- 2-5pm, with tours at 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm.
Monday 17th September- 10am-4pm, with tours at 11.30am, 2pm and 3pm.

Children’s Art Exhibition at the Town Hall
During the Open Days, there will also be an exhibition of artwork about the Congleton Town Treasure and its History, created by children from Astbury St. Marys, Marlfields, Marton & District, Mossley and The Quinta Primary Schools.

Visit:  email:
or phone: 01260 270350

Biddulph Old Hall Open Day

23rd September from 12noon to 4pm
A rare opportunity to see one of the area’s fine historic buildings,
courtesy of the owners who have rescued it and restored it for the future

Admission £5.00 per head towards the Tower Staircase Fund
Tea and Cakes available at £4.00 per head

Nigel Daly’s book ‘The Lost Pre-Raphaelite’ (£20) for sale:
copies will be signed by the author
To download information, click here

 Mow Cop Methodist Chapel Open Days – UPDATE!

Now opening on all three Festival Sundays, 8th, 15th, and 23rd September 

with an enhanced programme: for more details, try this link

Welcome to the Festival Website!                                                                posted August

At last the website is actually up and running, and all you visitors who may have been waiting and watching the site expectantly can now view the exciting programme of events that is Congleton Heritage and Antiques Festival 2018!

The programme is varied – not just the topics, but the types of event and activity. If you want to join in, you can; if you prefer being a spectator, there’s also plenty on offer. We’ve arranged them in different venues around the town, many of which have fascinating histories themselves, and at different times of day, to give you as many opportunities to join in as possible.

Printed copies of the programmes are being distributed far and wide, so do pick one up  – they will shortly be available from the Tourist Information Centre at the Town Hall, various pubs, shops and other venues, and not just in Congleton – you will soon see them from Buxton to Biddulph, Sandbach to Stoke!

In addition to the events listing, you will find lots of information about the organisers of the different events, such as their history, their aims, and even, in some cases, how you can join in their activities throughout the year.

We hope you enjoy looking through the programme and planning your own schedule of events you don’t want to miss… and do come back again to learn more as we get closer to the launch date, Saturday 8th September.