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The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill

Closes in 26 min: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Macclesfield’s treasured Silk Museum on Park Lane has dropped its admission charge of £4.50 to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Macclesfield, United Kingdom

A very good museum and the paradise mill was most interesting, with various peices of equipment... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Middlewich, 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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Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ, England
+44 1625 612045
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Macclesfield’s treasured Silk Museum on Park Lane has dropped its admission charge of £4.50 to become a ‘Give What You Can’ destination with visitors being asked instead to make a voluntary donation towards supporting the Museum. The Silk Museum and adjacent Paradise Mill are two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good museum and the paradise mill was most interesting, with various peices of equipment being demonstrated by lady who really knew what she was talking about.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rfl101
Reviewed 6 November 2018

It may be the only thing the English excel at : deprecatory humour. Guide brilliant, say 80, ex mill worker,I led the appreciation clapping at the end. Complete contrast to National Trust.This guy loved what he was doing and left everyone in an upbeat mood....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The exhibits explain the history of silk production in Macclesfield. Several interesting, informative displays.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Paradise mill is very interesting and our tour was most enjoyable. There is also a lot to see in the museum. Allow at least two hours if not more. We enjoyed coffee and cake in the tea rooom. We'll be back before too long.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I’m a born and bred Maxonion who sadly moved away from this pretty little market town over 30 years ago. I recently came back to visit family and friends and discovered this little gem. Found out so much about my home town’s rich history and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank princesshappy3
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Although not originally from the Macclesfield area, recently I have become interested in the cotton and silk industries and how they have been so influential in the development of the local area. I decided to visit the Silk Museum and Paradise Mill, only 7 pounds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank philbuckley79
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

A surprisingly interesting museum, especially if your take the tour of the adjacent Paradise Mill. The exhibits strike a nice balance between material aimed at children and adults and explore both social history and the technology behind silk production. I was fortunate to get a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PaulMatters
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Paradise Mill and the Silk Museum is a very interesting place to visit showcasing the important heritage of Macclesfield. The top floor was once a Sunday School but is now a comfortable concert venue in which to enjoy good music. The Northern Chamber Orchestra were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IloveBritainSue
Reviewed 14 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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