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There’s plenty going on at Macclesfield’s Museums this Christmas. Take a step back in time by visiting our Victorian parlour at the Old Sunday School and discovering what the festival season held for our 19th-century ancestors; take your pick from one of our seasonal workshops or enjoy our new Charles Tunnicliffe display at the Old Sunday School. We’ve got a full list of what’s on here.

Immerse yourself in local history by visiting our unparalleled collection of silk heritage at the Silk Museum on Park Lane. The Museum is also home to Marianne Brocklehurst: Adventures in Egypt an exhibition that sheds new light on Macclesfield’s Ancient Egyptian treasures including the Tutankhamun Ring.

Combine a visit to the Silk Museum with a guided tour around the adjacent Paradise Mill and learn all stages of the silk process, including an explanation of the Jacquard mechanism complete with a weaving demonstration on a restored loom.

Learn a new hobby from an expert, explore your creativity and expand your artistic skills with one of our Makers’ Place Workshops at the Silk Museum. Choose from needlefelting, crochet, jewellery, flower arranging, printing and many more.

Make friends and try something new at our weekly Have a Dabble Adult Art and Craft classes for beginners and improvers. Held every Monday during term time from 9am-noon and 12-3.30pm.

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