The Silk Museum is housed in the former Art School, which trained up artists and designers for the silk industry. It is now home to a fabulous introduction to Macclesfield’s silk story. Discover the mechanical processes of the Jacquard loom. Be inspired by the creative approach of the textile designers – including students’ work, block printing and our design archive. See the finished textiles in our costume collection, and our unique silk printed maps and parachutes from World War II.
Explore our Egyptian story as Marianne Brocklehurst’s Egyptian collection is currently on display at the Silk Museum, whilst essential work is carried out at West Park Museum.