Break-in at the Museum -

The Silk Museum was broken on Monday 2nd August.  Not only creating a huge amount of damage, but smashing the donations box, taking the money and stealing two medals awarded to Charles Tunnicliffe OBE:

His Gold Medal – awarded for services to bird protection by the RSPB in 1975 and his OBE for Service to the Arts.

The Museum team launched a donation plea in local Press and social media and have been overwhelmed by support with donations totalling £2,175 to date.

Director Emma Anderson “After a really tough year and to have a break-in whilst trying to re-open and keep open after the pandemic has been difficult. We are urgently trying to raise enough money to undertake extensive repairs to the roof and to upgrade our security systems to ensure that Macclesfield’s important collections are kept safe for future generations.”


or contact Peter Ramsden via email at [email protected] 

We’re trying so hard to make the Silk Museum a great home for Macclesfield’s past and a great space for Macclesfield’s present and future. Please help us.
Vandalised and robbed donations
Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, or visit quoting IML 105920.

Information can also be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.