West Park Museum

Autumn events at West Park Museum

Find out how Macclesfield got its panda and enjoy free half term activities.


Prestbury Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ


01625 612045
[email protected]

Visiting times

Open Saturday 19th Oct, then 26th Oct- Sun 4th Nov (closed Mon 28th Oct)


Admission Free – Donations welcome

Autumnal activities and events at West Park

Autumnal activities and events at West Park

On Saturday 19 October, 2.30-4.30pm, the Museum plays host to a talk from the Swythamley Historical Society: How Macclesfield got its Panda, the fascinating and sometimes very funny, story of Courtney Brocklehurst, the man who bagged our panda in 1935. The talk includes photographs and the remarkable story of Brocklehurst’s time on the front in World War One. Admission is free, with a £5 donation welcome for the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Museum.

Another free fun-filled half term awaits at West Park Museum. We’ve got a spider trail, a museum themed Games table, our popular eye-spy trails, spooky pom-pom crafting, screen printing (Sun 27th) and badge-making (Sat 2nd).

Plus, on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th you can join storytellers Babbling Vagabonds as they travel through time following in the footsteps of Philip Brocklehurst and Ernest Shackleton.

What hides behind the snow hills and under the frozen seas? Let your imagination go wild and help our time traveller to create the weird and wonderful, the woolly and the wondrous. Suitable for children from 3yrs and whomever is with them.

The Museum is open Sat 26th Oct – Sun 3rd Nov (closed Mon 28th). 1-4pm. Admission free – donations welcome.




The Marianne Brocklehurst Egyptian Collection has moved

The Marianne Brocklehurst Egyptian Collection has moved

The Marianne Brocklehurst Egyptian Collection is currently on display at The Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ. The Silk Museum is open Monday-Saturday 10-4pm.

Click here for further information

Directions, parking and access

Directions, parking and access

West Park Museum is located on Prestbury Road SK10 3BJ.

There is no on-site parking – the nearest public car park is 6 minute walk away, Whalley Hayes SK10 1BS.

The Museum is set within the grounds of West Park, surrounded by open spaces, beautiful gardens, a playground, Park Cafe and skateboard park – there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Access: There’s step-free access at West Park Museum, but no toilet facilities for the public.