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There’s lots of exciting events happening at Macclesfield Museums in March.

At the Silk Museum on Park Lane, the Marianne Brocklehurst Adventures in Egypt exhibition is now on display shedding new light on Macclesfield’s Ancient Egyptian treasures including the Tutankhamun Ring.

On Saturday 30th March, History Wardrobe presents ‘Woman in Gold’. Explore the lure of gold in fashion and the hidden world of women in art. Inspired by the dazzling embellishments of artist Gustav Klimt… and the fate of one of his most famous paintings. Click here for further details and how to buy tickets.

We’re also celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday 31st March 10 – 3pm. The Silk Museum on Park Lane will be open, Paradise Mill will be operating tours, specialist talks on our Egyptian collection are taking place and afternoon tea with delicious homemade cakes will be served all day by our lovely Friends of Macclesfield Museum!

Amber from Wild Lines will also be running a Mother’s Day punch needle embroidery workshop in the Makers’ Place – book by 25th March to ensure a place.

Learn a new hobby from an expert; explore your own creativity and expand your artistic skills with one of our Makers’ Place Workshops –  choose from wide a variety including needlefelting, crochet, jewellery, flower arranging and printing.

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.

Take time out and immerse yourself in local history by visiting our unparalleled collection of silk heritage at the Silk Museum on Park Lane.

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.

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