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The Silk Museum

Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ

01625 612045 [email protected]

Paradise Mill

Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ

01625 612045 [email protected]

The Old Sunday School

Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

01625 613210 [email protected]

West Park Museum

Prestbury Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ

01625 612045 [email protected]


Welcome to Macclesfield Museums

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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