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Whitchurch Silk Mill

28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch RG28 7AL, England
+44 1256 892065
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Fantastic location for this rare industry in the heart of Hampshire

We visited the silk mill one sunny afternoon when we were at a loose end, and had a nice trip out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martyn R
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Oxford, United Kingdom
A hidden gem

Very surprised by this lovely museum. The history was well explained and the location beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
schanley54
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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A gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill is a 19th century water mill that weaves British silk fabrics using Victorian machinery. The Mill is the oldest working silk mill in Britain, still weaving in its original building. An historic silk mill. Whether you're machine-mad, an admirer of silk fabrics, a child learning about the Victorians, or just looking for a delightful day out in Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill has something for you:> the original mill wheel and Victorian machinery;> fabulous fabrics on the looms;> a shop to indulge in silk products from the Mill, and much more;> peaceful setting by the River Test, with tearoom for lunch and refreshments.
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  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“water wheel” (20 reviews)
“tea room” (17 reviews)
“trout” (16 reviews)
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28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch RG28 7AL, England
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+44 1256 892065
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the silk mill one sunny afternoon when we were at a loose end, and had a nice trip out. The mill is in the middle of Whitchurch, and has its own workshop showing the traditional process of spinning the silk, the looms for...More

Thank Martyn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very surprised by this lovely museum. The history was well explained and the location beautiful. It's about to undergo refurbishment and we will keep an eye on this as would like to go back. You don't need long to visit, an hour and half max.

Thank schanley54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Wednesday afternoon. The mill is beautiful and grounds well presented. However we felt that we were not really welcome. There was no eye contact from the reception except to take our voucher and direct us through the back of the shop. Similar...More

Thank lorna-ellen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good history of silk production, with a small workshop showing the tools of 19th century, and a working mill with the original machines. On the ground floor is the real processing plant (not open to visitors due to H & S and machinery). Friendly...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

An interesting visit and recommended. Staff knowledgeable and enjoyed hearing the history of the mill . Cafe and small gift shop on site.

Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Small, but interesting place with a café and gift shop. Won't take long to look around it, but is part of the Mill trail a 5 - 7 mile circular walk starting and ending in Whitchurch, which is a very picturesque place.

Thank Colin P
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A lovely place to visit but wrap up as it both chilly outside and inside. We had a tour of the working mill and were told the history of silk through the ages which was very interesting.

Thank Wrongsideofforty
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We've cycled here and there are bike stands outside although these are some way from, and out of sight of, the cafe, museum and shop. You can go straight through to the cafe without paying the entrance fee, and you pass most of the museum...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

£4 to enter a very small mill, and even smaller shop. I was hoping to buy material to sew with, but there was only a few bits for sale at stupid prices. Hardly anything was working in the mill. It was very amateurish to say...More

2  Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Whitchurch Silk mill is definitely worth a visit. It is only small but very interesting. Lovely tea room - the coffee cake was excellent. The swans and cygnets were lovely to watch.

Thank 15Ann1506
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