Adopt an Object at
West Cheshire Museums

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Across our four museums and stores we look after almost one million objects! Joining our Adopt an Object scheme is a wonderful way to help care for our unique collections and promote your business to our 500,000 visitors each year.

As a corporate member of the scheme, you will receive:

• Your business’ name and logo placed prominently next to the adopted object.

• Your logo and website address to appear in a Thank You section on the museum’s website and in the West Cheshire Museums Exhibitions and Events guide, published three times a year.

• An adoption certificate signed by Senior Curator, Elizabeth Montgomery.

• An opportunity to have a photograph taken next to your adopted object with Kate Harland, Heritage and Museums Manager, and Elizabeth Montgomery, Senior Curator.

You can choose to adopt an object from one of our museums:

The Grosvenor Museum in Chester
The Lion Salt Works in Marston
Stretton Watermill in Farndon
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse in Northwich

For more information about the Adopt an Object scheme please email Richard Hall.


From left to right: Kate Harland, Museums and Heritage Manager, Brittany Lange and Chloe Jones from Sykes Holiday Cottages and Elizabeth Montgomery, Senior Curator, next to the model of the Roman Soldier at the Grosvenor Museum.


We are delighted to welcome Sykes Holiday Cottages as a member of the Adopt an Object Scheme, and are thrilled that they have chosen to adopt the life size model of the Roman Soldier in the Grosvenor Museum’s foyer.

Sykes Holiday Cottages' generous support will help us care for our collections and fund our public activity programme.

To find out more about Sykes Holiday Cottages and where to stay in Cheshire, visit their website.

Cheshire offers an abundance of historic delights just waiting to be discovered. From working watermills to prehistoric artefacts, West Cheshire Museums host a whole range of exciting things, making the perfect day out for all ages.

Our sponsors Sykes Holiday Cottages have put together their top four properties to stay at while exploring the many wonders of West Cheshire…


The nodding donkey at the Lion Salt Works.


INEOS Inovyn enjoy a close partnership with the Lion Salt Works, and we are delighted that they have adopted the outdoor brine pump, affectionately known as The Nodding Donkey.

Now fully restored the pump recreates the process of bringing brine to the surface which in giant size pans would have been boiled to extract salt.

It is wonderful that INEOS Inovyn have adopted this iconic object that spans both the past and the present.