Paradise Mill

Paradise Mill takes you back in time to Macclesfield of the early 20th century, with the only working Jacquard silk hand looms in the country in their original location, offering the experience of what it would have been like to be a Macclesfield mill worker.

The Old Sunday School

From 1796 the Sunday School operated around the town from a number of rented buildings. Numbers grew steadily and by 1812 the management committee decided it was time to provide a purpose built Sunday School. In 1813 a committee of Friends was organised to create a school which would serve as both a Church of [...]

The Silk Museum

The Silk Museum is housed in the original School of Art built in 1879 with land and funding granted by the council and public subscriptions.  The School had been founded in 1851 and initially used rented rooms in the Useful Knowledge Society building.  Its original aim was to educate practical designers for the manufacture of [...]

West Park Museum

West Park Museum is a small but beautifully formed collection of the surprising and unusual.  The museum was the idea of Marianne Brocklehurst, the daughter of Macclesfield’s first MP and silk manufacturer John Brocklehurst.  Today it contains her collection of Egyptian artefacts, along with fine art and local history. Marianne has an amazing story.  Along [...]