The Cheeseboard Exhibition

The Cheeseboard is the third exhibition from award winning artists musson+retallick, created with the help of the local community as part of the Celebrating Halton’s Heritage project.

The installation presents twelve Cheshire cheeses on a vast cheeseboard as a symbol for the rural trades that were important within Halton in the past. Cheshire cheese was once the fuel that fed local workers. Today there is only one Cheshire cheese maker remaining as working patterns and demands have changed. The Cheeseboard brings this history to life through recorded stories and reflections on working life and a film of the artists making the cheese that is on display.

More about the artists can be found at: The project is supported by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Opening Event: Join the artists Neil Musson and Jono Retallick as they install the final elements of the exhibition

Saturday 13th August, 1-3pm. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Ruth Darling at

  • Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th – family/holiday club sessions – PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL
  • Friday 19th 10am-4pm
  • Saturday 20th – family activities 10am-4pm
  • Monday 22nd – heritage sessions – afternoon and evening – PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL
  • Friday 26th 10am-4pm


Aug 19 2022


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Heritage HQ
St Marie’s Church, Lugsdale Road, Widnes, WA8 6DB