School Holidays? We have lots of workshops for families this summer

Come and join us to learn about our  Marvellous Machines or create something fantastic in our printing workshops

Welcome to The Silk Museum

Welcome to The Silk Museum and Paradise Mill in Macclesfield.
We are open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm, also on Treacle Sundays (the last Sunday of each  month) 12.30pm – 3.30pm with Lookaround Tours of Paradise Mill from 1.00pm. Visitor information is here

The Silk Museum reveals Macclesfield’s 300-year story as a global centre for silk production, textiles and design. Discover our unique collection of machines and learn about our rich industrial heritage. Be inspired by our historic archive of pattern books and textiles. See how designs were created and then transformed onto silk. Find out about  the people connected to the industry and how they led Macclesfield to become a global centre for design and silk manufacturing.

Our expert guides at Paradise Mill each offer unique insights, looking at all aspects of Mill life and silk production, from the beauty of the textiles, the social history and the global phenomenon of silk. The Mill is designated by Historic England and the tours provide a ‘truly absorbing visitor experience’ .

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Contact Us – 01625 612045               Silk Museum and Paradise Mill, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ



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