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The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill

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Interesting & informative tour of Silk Museum & Paradise Mill, Macclesfield

We went to the Silk Museum on a wet day, with no great expectations. However, we had a thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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We chose to visit The Silk museum on our visit to the area. Well. We were so glad we did as we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
steve b
Harrogate, 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...more
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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 the Silk Museum on a wet day, with no great expectations. However, we had a thoroughly entertaining few hours here. Our tour around the old silk factory was very informative, thanks to our excellent guide, Ben (?). His knowledge and obvious enthusiasm...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to visit The Silk museum on our visit to the area. Well. We were so glad we did as we spent about 4 hours here. Thanks to Trish who was our guide to the Paradise building. She knew everything and answered all our...More

Thank steve b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to celebrate our 12th, silk, wedding anniversary. The Museum is packed with interesting facts and exhibits - we spent far lomnger there than we had expected. Both the video's are really good and worth watching. So many things we didn't know and now...More

Thank KarenKew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is quite a nice and quaint place and the museum part is also quite interesting, great for a rainy afternoon

Thank Gabriella S
Reviewed 1 August 2018

great place to visit as never been before, Was in Macclesfield for the day and decided to come and see this great place.

Thank jameslatchford
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Have done several 1:1 business meetings in this cafe. It is quiet, the service is excellent and choice of food & beverages great. It is Centre of town and good partaking - well recommended.

Thank Y4807TEjenniferh
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A history of the Macclesfield UK silk industry. Make sure that you do the tour of the Paradise Mill, next door to the Museum. Very historical and original, with working silk making machines.

1  Thank DAVID G
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Well worth a visit - allow a couple of hours. The tour of the mill is really interesting, guide was very knowledgeable. The museum has some good ‘hands on’ stuff for kiddies. Parking nearby. 3 flights of stairs in mill, lift wasn’t working so that...More

1  Thank chrisandbuzzard
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Go for the guided tour and learn about the history of the silk industry in Macclesfield . Our guide was a an very knowledgeable ex policemen . Well worth a couple of hours

Thank JRP-Bkk
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We only had a whistle-stop visit, an hour parking nearby. Fascinating, so many types of weave and printing techniques. The technology of he looms was captivating. Really needed several hours to appreciate the exhibits and audio-visual displays.

Thank dc0ttrell
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