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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

After over a year of closure, we’re pleased to announce both The Silk Museum and Paradise Mill will re-open their doors again to visitors on 20th May 2021.

Initially, opening on Thursdays and Saturdays only, with more days to be added at the start of the school Summer holidays in July.

To control visitor numbers, entry to both buildings is by pre-booked tickets. The Silk Museum will open 10-4pm, with half hourly slots and limited numbers for social distancing.

As we’re open for fewer days, we’re increasing the number of tours on Thursdays and Saturdays at Paradise Mill: 10.15-11.15am | 11.30-12.30pm | 1-2pm | 2.15-3.15pm.

There’s no need to book if you want to visit our shop – we kindly ask you to wear a face covering and use our hand sanitisers.

Up to 6 tickets can be booked for groups of up to 6 people, including children, or 2 households.

Don’t forget your mask and socially distance! Hand sanitiser stations are available throughout. Staff will be wearing face-coverings or masks and we expect visitors to wear a face covering too. However, we realise it’s not possible for everyone.

We can’t wait to welcome you back!

Book your tickets here

A £65k grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund enables us to continue our important creative activities we have developed for vulnerable older people and for schools throughout Lockdown.

It also helps lay firm foundations for the future, and supports plans to welcome you back to your museums next month.

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The pandemic has forced the Museum to shut for much of this year. Closed doors and greatly reduced tourism have dealt Macclesfield Museums a huge financial blow.

Please help us today: Every donation, of any size, makes an important difference in helping our work with our local community and preserving our collections. Please consider giving what you can. Thank-you.



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