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The Silk Museum, Paradise Mill

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Address: Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ, England
Phone Number: 01625 612045
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I've wanted to visit the Silk Museum and Mill since seeing it on TV with Mark Williams and wasn't disappointed. It is such a well thought out exhibition you cannot fail to take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Egham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

They have some interesting machines in the old mill and a good exhibition of how silk was made in Macclesfield years ago in the other part of the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've wanted to visit the Silk Museum and Mill since seeing it on TV with Mark Williams and wasn't disappointed. It is such a well thought out exhibition you cannot fail to take great memories and knowledge from the trip. The guys running the looms in the museum and the mill were enthusiastic, informative and ready to share whatever knowledge... More 

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Wilmslow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited all 4 sites of the museum in one half-term day and had a lovely lunch in the Old Sunday School site. Very interesting displays in the Silk Museum, the kids especially enjoyed the magnifying camera that showed different fabrics in detail and looking a their own clothes and hair magnified! The guided tour of Paradise Mill was great,... More 

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Cheshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Access not the easiest but well worth it. See Jacquard silk woven as you watch and hear the clatter of the machinery. Makes you thankful for health and safety! Had been expanded since my last visit and its a place my visitors really enjoy.

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Leicestershire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was a marvellous and memorable experience. Well over an hour being shown around a largely Victorian silk mill, by a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. It included some history of the silk industry in Macclesfield, a tour of the factory and demonstrations of how silk was woven on impressively antiquated machinery. Lots of opportunity to ask questions too. Great... More 

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Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

it is in the centre of the town and plenty of parking lots of shops and eateries the parkin is quite expensive although the museum has a small parking place

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Silk Museum is very well presented and is incredibly engaging. The visit to Paradise Mill however is simply superb. One of the most interesting places we have visited and so much to discover about the history of the silk industry in Macclesfield but also about the technology that developed to meet demand and the conditions of the workers. You'll... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You can discover the history of the silk trade with a guided tour around the Museum and Silk Mill at a combined price of £8 and this is extremely good value to see what working conditions were like in the late 1800's and early 1900's. My wife and myself spent over an hour and a half here, and really enjoyed... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited Paradise Mill last weekend with my parents and my young daughter. We all enjoyed it. Our guide, though new, was very knowledgeable, and went out of his way to keep my daughter interested. We all found out a lot, and I was impressed by how many machines there were, and how many were operational. I'd recommend that you... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I had family who worked in this mill many years ago and I saw it when it was at its peak. The floor that is preserved gives a good insight into the working conditions and methods employed in what was the last Mill where hand looms were used. The staff explained the processes and history of the mill very well

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