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Welcome to The Silk Museum

Welcome to The Silk Museum and Paradise Mill in Macclesfield.
We are open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm. Visitor information is here

The Silk Museum reveals Macclesfield’s story as a historic centre for silk production, textiles and design and the global impact it had. Visit us and discover our unique collection of machines and learn about the industrial heritage. Be inspired by our historic archive of pattern books and textiles. Discover the people connected to the industry and how they led Macclesfield to become an international centre for design and silk manufacturing.

Our expert guides at Paradise Mill each offer unique insights, looking at all aspects of Mill life and silk production, from the beauty of the textiles, the social history and the global phenomenon of silk. The Mill is designated by Historic England and the tours provide a “truly absorbing visitor experience” .

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