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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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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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