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The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill

Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ, England
+44 1625 612045
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Lovely exhibition

We went to see the "Inspired by India " exhibition showing how Wardles of Macclesfield used Indian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very interesting

You must take the tour...its really interesting. The gentleman who took us round was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Abergele, United Kingdom
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Follow the journey of silk making, from cocoon to loom at The Silk Museum. As well as the stunning displays of silk items, there is a fascinating programme of temporary exhibitions to enjoy. Paradise Mill is next door. Step back into the 1930s with a guided tour; see restored Jacquard looms and machinery, and watch as they weave their magic!
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  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ, England
+44 1625 612045
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see the "Inspired by India " exhibition showing how Wardles of Macclesfield used Indian silks and were inspired by Indian designs. There are some interesting looking workshops over the next few months, connected with the opposition.

Thank mickw522017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must take the tour...its really interesting. The gentleman who took us round was very knowledgeable and made the story about silk fascinating.

Thank CPL24TAN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide Mathew provided an extremely entertaining and educational experience of the silk industry in Macclesfield. Well worth a visit. The other part of the museum, although interesting needs more interesting interpretation and some direction arrows would be useful. The guided tour made looking at...More

Thank Rhiannon-Jane R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Took my 91 year old mother in law for a birthday outing and we both had a great morning learning about the silk trade in Macclesfield from our very well informed guide Trish who shared her knowledge with great passion. It was wonderful to see...More

Thank Anne-Marie D
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Along with a large group from Yorkshire, it was a great visit in a welcoming environment. With coffee and gorgeous cakes on arrival, we visited the Silk Museum and then went along to the Paradise Mill. With a long history of silk manufacturing in Macclesfield,...More

Thank Hazel E
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My daughter and I loved it, very informative guide. Once we had done the guided tour of the mill the Museum came to life as we understood what we were looking at.

Thank h g
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Very good museum, love these museums that preserve and showcase local history, very interesting tour with a well informed guide who was excellent. The cafe is pretty good as well

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I took my 18 year old daughter to the museum as she is studying Art and is interested in textiles, so I thought it would be a good place to visit. My satnav had me in a few strange places, so make sure yours it...More

Thank hrh_11
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Silk Museum with continental friends ...a great visit enjoyed by all.The tour guide was very helpful and explained the history and methods etc .Later we sat and enjoyed ourselves in the cafe ....would certainly return with more friends in the near future 😊

Thank stuartcocker
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Sal's Gals walking group had a fantastic day out in Macclesfield, starting with tea and coffee at the Silk Museum then a guided tour of Paradise Mill. We were made very welcome and Mike our guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a fascinating...More

Thank sallymosleyguide
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