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Mother's Day at the Museum Sunday 31st March

Mother's Day at the Museum Sunday 31st March

Macclesfield Museum is opening its doors on Mothers’ Day.

Join us for an event filled family day on 31st March from 10 – 3pm. The Silk Museum on Park Lane will be open, Paradise Mill will be operating tours, specialist talks on our Egyptian collection are taking place and afternoon tea with delicious homemade cakes will be served all day by our lovey Friends of Macclesfield Museum!

Programme of events

10.30 – Talk by Bryony Renshaw, Egyptian specialist at the Museum.

10.30 – Tour of Paradise Mill

11.15 – 2pm Workshop by Wild Lines bookable at [email protected]

12pm – Tour of Paradise Mill

1pm – Talk by Alan Hayward, Egyptian specialist at the Museum.

2pm – Tour of Paradise Mill

Mothers’ Day offer – A tour of the Mill and afternoon tea £10 per person.

Wild Lines Workshop Sunday 31st March

Wild Lines Workshop Sunday 31st March

This Mother’s Day, come and learn a new skill while spending some quality and creative time with your loved one.

Join Wild Lines in the Makers’ Place for a fabulous PUNCH NEEDLE embroidery workshop and Afternoon tea.

Starts at 11.15am

Optional Afternoon Tea at 12.00pm

Resume workshop at 12.45pm

Finish at 2.00pm

Skills required – none

  • Suitable for age 14 upwards
  • Included – enough yarn to complete your chosen design, an embroidery hoop to work on and display your finished project along with a ribbon for hanging.
  • £31 each (£36 including afternoon tea)

Please email Wild Lines to book at [email protected] Limited number of spaces. Book by 25th March to ensure a place.

History Wardrobe presents 'Woman in Gold' Saturday 30th March

History Wardrobe presents 'Woman in Gold' Saturday 30th March

Art, glamour and intrigue! Explore the lure of gold in fashion and the hidden world of women in art. Inspired by the dazzling embellishments of artist Gustav Klimt… and the fate of one of his most famous paintings.

Saturday 30th March.  Enjoy coffee and cake at 10am followed by the presentation in the Old Sunday School Auditorium at 11am.

Tickets are £12 each or £10 if a member of The Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage Trust.

Grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect them on the day.

The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Print Mill PRINT FAIR Sunday 31st March

Print Mill PRINT FAIR Sunday 31st March

Our lovely, and very talented artists at The Print Mill are holding a PRINT FAIR at The Old Sunday School on 31st March. A chance to treat yourself (or your Mum!) to some fabulous original artwork. They will be opening their doors at 10 am so, while you are visiting The Treacle Market, make sure you come in and take a peek. Other things happening in Macclesfield Museums that day too….. more details to follow!

Quiz Night Fundraiser Wednesday 10th April

Quiz Night Fundraiser Wednesday 10th April

The Quiz Night Fundraiser is back by popular demand!

Make up your own team of 4, or just come along on the night.

Wednesday 10th April, 7.30pm in the Whitaker Room.

Grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect them on the day.

The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Chippy Tea & Donkey Derby Fundraiser Wednesday May 8th

Chippy Tea & Donkey Derby Fundraiser Wednesday May 8th

Come join us for our annual fun night fundraiser of Chippy Tea followed by Donkey Derby on Wednesday 8th May, 6.30pm for 7pm. Booking Essential. 

Tickets are £8 each including fish and chips and drink.

Grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect them on the day.

The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Charles Tunnicliffe: A Cheshire Countryman

Charles Tunnicliffe: A Cheshire Countryman

Between Floors Collection, The Silk Museum

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-1979) was Britain’s foremost 20th-century wildlife artist, renowned for his decorative watercolours of birds.

Born in Langley, Macclesfield, he lived and worked on the family farm until he was 19 years old. He studied at the Macclesfield School of Art (the building which now houses The Silk Museum on Park Lane) before receiving a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London.

This exhibition explores both his well-observed images of rural Macclesfield in the early 20th century and his later commercial successes – most notably his illustrations for Henry Williamson’s 1932 edition of Tarka the Otter.

Tunnicliffe’s wife Winifred – whom he met whilst studying at the Royal College of Art – was also an artist, and you can see an example of one of her carved bookcases and a ceramic polar bear at the top of the stairs.