Welcome to Macclesfield Museums

After over a year of closure, we hope that The Silk Museum will reopen its doors to visitors on 20th May 2021, and will be preparing Paradise Mill for reopening as soon as feasible.

A £65k grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund enables us to continue our important creative activities we have developed for vulnerable older people and for schools throughout Lockdown.

It also helps lay firm foundations for the future, and supports plans to welcome you back to your museums next month.

Be the first to find out our progress, Events and reopening plans through out Whats On Newsletter and social media channels.


The pandemic has forced the Museum to shut for much of this year. Closed doors and greatly reduced tourism have dealt Macclesfield Museums a huge financial blow.

Please help us today: Every donation, of any size, makes an important difference in helping our work with our local community and preserving our collections. Please consider giving what you can. Thank-you.



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News and updates – News and stories from the Museum and our Creative Partners

Events – Whats On at Macclesfield Museums

Crafting activities, puzzles, stories over on our Museums from Home Blog

Creative & engaging resources for Teachers and Home Schooling, with KS1 and KS2 curriculum lesson planning ideas. Downloadable content for  Victorians, Ancient Egypt, WWII and The Silk Industry.

Stories of our Collections Behind-the-scenes and some of the great work we do at the museums with help from volunteers and your donations.

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