Six Weeks of Summer Holiday Activities

Six Weeks of Summer Holiday Activities

It is West Park Museum ….. but not as you know it. From Saturday 27th July the Museum is full of boredom-busting activities for all the family plus special events all summer long.

Come and get involved – tell us a Panda Joke, dress up and get creative, share your museum memories and design your own Lego museum of the future.

Take a fresh look at the Museum collections. In Adventure Corner, discover extraordinary objects from across the globe that have been brought back by Macclesfield explorers. In the Gallery, every picture tells a story and you can add your own … with a twist.

Use the Eye-Spy Trail to spot unusual details hidden in the exhibits.

We are looking at the collections in new ways and we want to know what you think. Many museums have objects with dark stories to tell and West Park Museum is no exception. Come and find out about the Curious Tale of the Panda, the Horrible History of the Scold’s Bridle, or the Puzzle of the Pagoda.

Pandamonium – the Family Festival inspired by our much-loved Panda, takes place from 17th – 25th August. Don’t miss the Panda Picnic and a Special Events Programme that we are running with Barnaby Festival and other partners.

For Opening Hours, click here for further information 

Egyptian Summer at the Silk Museum

Egyptian Summer at the Silk Museum

Join us every Wednesday throughout the holidays for our Egyptian Summer activities.

Meet the curators and hear stories of Ancient Egypt. Explore our collection with Eye Spy Sheets and code cracking hieroglyph activity packs.
Enjoy a coffee break in our café while the kids are busy with our Egyptian colouring sheets.

DATE & TIME

July Sessions:

Wednesday 24th & 31st  July 11am & 2pm

August Sessions:

Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August 11am & 2pm

LOCATION

The Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ

PRICE

£3 per child per drop in session.

BOOKING

Drop In Sessions. No need to pre-book.

Print & Stitch Workshop Saturday 13th July

Print & Stitch Workshop Saturday 13th July

Learn to print and sew your very own hanging plant/storage pots with expert tuition from Naomi and Sue from Posner & Posner

They will teach you how to hand screenprint fabric with thermofax screens and waterbased eco inks. Experimenting with layers, pattern and colour.

You will then use your handprinted fabric to construct and sew a collection of three hanging textile pots – small, medium and large sizes.

All materials, patterns, inks, screens and sewing equipment needed to make/sew your beautiful pots will be provided.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 13th July 2019 10-4pm

LOCATION

Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

The one day workshop is £50 per person. Please book tickets via their Etsy Shop 

Introduction into Hand Weaving Workshop Saturday 10th August

Introduction into Hand Weaving Workshop Saturday 10th August

Introduction into Hand Weaving workshop is a perfect place to start if you’re a weaving novice or want a refresher course of the basics.
Learn how to set up a frame loom and accomplish different woven techniques – try these patterns out for yourself, weaving with a variety of different textural & colourful yarns to create a beautiful piece of handwoven cloth.
Turn these into a small wall hanging, a table piece for your home, or just keep as a fabulous bit of weaving! Whether you produce a traditional or contemporary design, you will take your home your very own handwoven fabric.

Kirsty will be on hand to answer questions for all your weaving needs and with 10 years’ experience in the field, her expertise really brings her workshops to life!

What better place to learn to weave than the Silk Museum, in a relaxing and inspiring atmosphere to get together and learn about the fabulous craft of weaving.
All yarns are provided, but if you have some at home that you’ve been saving for that special project, please bring them along!

DATE & TIME

Saturday 10th August 12:30 -3:30pm

LOCATION

Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

£40 per person and only 7 places available!

Contact Kirsty at [email protected], 07540063239 or call the Silk Museum on 01625 612045

The Art Society at the Silk Museum

The Art Society at the Silk Museum

The exhibition looks at the work of a fantastic group of volunteers from the Arts Society and their help in rediscovering a collection of Point Paper Designs.

We have recently rediscovered a collection of point paper designs, used by local mills in the textile manufacturing process. These objects had not been touched in decades.

The Art Society are helping with: documenting, condition checking and photographing these wonderful objects, bringing life back into this collection once again.

Through this display you will explore the wonderful work of the Art Society at the Silk Museum and discover a selection of the point paper designs, chosen by the volunteers. This is the first time these objects have ever been displayed.

DATE & TIME

From now until the end of August 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday

LOCATION

Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

Pop Up Youth Gallery 'Isolation Nation'

Pop Up Youth Gallery 'Isolation Nation'

On display at the Silk Museum – A partnership project of skill sharing where Project Inc worked on a collaboration with Macclesfield College.

Students explored the therapeutic process of felt making and stitching influenced by the theme ‘Mental Health’.

The young people were asked to think of a word reflecting thoughts and feeling around mental health.

In addition, students were also introduced to a non-toxic copper sulphate printing technique.

DATE & TIME

Monday 7th May onwards

LOCATION

Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

Free event, no need to book

Cinemac Listings

Cinemac Listings

The Latest film releases at Cinemac.

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

PRICES & TICKETS

Visit their website cinemac.org.uk