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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

We miss you!

Your safety is at the heart of everything that we do. So, we’re working really hard behind the scenes making The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill safe for visitors for when we re-open, in line with Government directives.

We do not currently have dates for re-opening The Silk Museum and Paradise Mill. We are going through a detailed planning and risk assessment process that will involve consultation with all our staff and volunteers as well as working out the additional costs for all the safety measures that will be in place. Each building presents its own challenges and we will have a phased approach for their re-opening.

We will have to put in place new safety procedures for us to meet social distancing guidelines – including online ticketing. When we re-open you’ll have to pre book before visiting the The Silk Museum or Paradise Mill.

As we prepare for gradual re-opening we’ll share all these safety measures with you on our website and social media channels and answer any questions you may have.

When we have a firm date for re-opening, we’ll keep you informed through our website, mailing list and social media.

In the meantime, if you have any queries regarding your future visit to The Silk Museum, please email us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.

With best wishes from us all.
#MuseumFromHome #staysafe #supportlocal


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Museum Mondays throughout the Summer holidays

Watch out for fun activities over the summer holidays on Facebook and on our website. There’s a new theme every Monday through the Summer holidays: home-made games, silk, nature, science and of course… more stories! All FREE… Visit our Museum Mondays! page 

A season of story telling
Join us for some magical storytelling as we head into the Summer holidays and on into the Autumn. Find out What’s On

Online Exhibition

During Lockdown, people of Macclesfield and surrounding areas have shown their true community spirit and support for each other, the NHS and other front-line staff.
People have been spreading hope and support through displaying rainbows in their windows and outside their homes.

A huge thanks go to all the children and young adults who helped celebrate our creative solidarity with a Virtual Exhibition of Rainbows…. Enjoy!

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

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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