Online Exhibition

Although nothing compares to visiting museums in person, there is often alot happening behind the scenes that you might not see. At Macclesfield Museums, the on-going research of volunteers is constantly increasing our understanding of the museums’ collections in exciting ways. Through our Online Exhibitions, we can share some of this fascinating new work with you no matter where in the world you may live.


Virtual Rainbow Exhibition

During Lockdown, the 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 our Virtual Exhibition of Rainbows – We hope you enjoy it!

Found Among The Print Blocks

As part of our Esmée Fairbairn Foundation-funded Silk & the Jacquard Legacy project, our Project Officer Kathryn Warburton and team of wonderful volunteers have created Macclesfield Museums first online exhibition.

Over the past few months our curatorial team have been rediscovering the printing block collection. This exhibition will give you a taste of what we have found.

Discovering Point Paper Designs

The Silk Museum has recently rediscovered sets of Point paper designs that have not been touched in decades.

The Arts Society have kindly offered to help the museum understand this collection better.

Through their amazing work of condition checking, descriptive analysis, photography and marking; the museum now has a useable resource once again.

This exhibition showcases the work of the Society and a selection of Point paper designs.