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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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The silk museum is good to look round if you are interested in history, it has the history of the silk town (Macclesfield) and teaches children about the Victorian times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a light lunch - Pleasant surroundings and staff. Menu choice good and prices very reasonable. Location good for town centre and car parks

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love visiting museums but this one has to be one of the worst museums I've ever visited. Talk about boring, don't bother wasting any time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The silk museum is good to look round if you are interested in history, it has the history of the silk town (Macclesfield) and teaches children about the Victorian times.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It tells an important story about the social history of the area clearly without the stuffiness sometimes experienced in museums

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great to see the story boards and pictures to see how the insides of the mill used to look and operate

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The first time I visited the superb Silk Museum and Paradise Mill tour was 5 years ago, and we were told that the place was in danger of losing its funding and was very likely to be closed down - I was aghast! So, I was so pleased to find that the museum and mill are still running. As it's... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Silk Museum is well worth a visit. It provides a really good background to the past of Macclesfield. A really good exhibition and that is said on the basis that with a little parental (grandpa rental) guidance th childr n are captivated!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Booking ahead is desirable. This was a fascinating museum redolent with the sounds, sights and smells of times past. The guided tour of this museum was excellent and the guide very knowledgeable. We were totally absorbed by the variety of machinery used in the silk industry and much of it was still operational to the point where one could see... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The mill looks like it did when it shut down a hundred years ago and as it did for generations before that. Our very insightful guide gave us a real taste of what the times were like back then and how Macclesfield stood out internationally in the silk industry. A real expert. The museum and the mill both contain significant... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The video footage shown was really interesting but there was little else to see. It would have been nice to see some spinning machines, raw silk, etc (unless we missed them) Our visit took about 15 minutes. Although there was a printing fayre on which was good

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Address: Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ, England
Phone Number: 01625 612045
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield

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