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The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Relaxing, warm atmosphere.Get there!

It may be the only thing the English excel at : deprecatory humour. Guide brilliant, say 80, ex... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony W
Informative about local industry

The exhibits explain the history of silk production in Macclesfield. Several interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon T
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Follow the journey of silk making, from cocoon to loom at The Silk Museum. As well as the stunning displays of silk items, there is a fascinating programme of temporary exhibitions to enjoy. Paradise Mill is next door. Step back into the 1930s with...more
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Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ, England
+44 1625 612045
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It may be the only thing the English excel at : deprecatory humour. Guide brilliant, say 80, ex mill worker,I led the appreciation clapping at the end. Complete contrast to National Trust.This guy loved what he was doing and left everyone in an upbeat mood....More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits explain the history of silk production in Macclesfield. Several interesting, informative displays.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paradise mill is very interesting and our tour was most enjoyable. There is also a lot to see in the museum. Allow at least two hours if not more. We enjoyed coffee and cake in the tea rooom. We'll be back before too long.

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a born and bred Maxonion who sadly moved away from this pretty little market town over 30 years ago. I recently came back to visit family and friends and discovered this little gem. Found out so much about my home town’s rich history and...More

Thank princesshappy3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although not originally from the Macclesfield area, recently I have become interested in the cotton and silk industries and how they have been so influential in the development of the local area. I decided to visit the Silk Museum and Paradise Mill, only 7 pounds...More

Thank philbuckley79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A surprisingly interesting museum, especially if your take the tour of the adjacent Paradise Mill. The exhibits strike a nice balance between material aimed at children and adults and explore both social history and the technology behind silk production. I was fortunate to get a...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Paradise Mill and the Silk Museum is a very interesting place to visit showcasing the important heritage of Macclesfield. The top floor was once a Sunday School but is now a comfortable concert venue in which to enjoy good music. The Northern Chamber Orchestra were...More

Thank IloveBritainSue
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We went to the Silk Museum on a wet day, with no great expectations. However, we had a thoroughly entertaining few hours here. Our tour around the old silk factory was very informative, thanks to our excellent guide, Ben (?). His knowledge and obvious enthusiasm...More

1  Thank Redfeather2013
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We chose to visit The Silk museum on our visit to the area. Well. We were so glad we did as we spent about 4 hours here. Thanks to Trish who was our guide to the Paradise building. She knew everything and answered all our...More

1  Thank steve b
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We came to celebrate our 12th, silk, wedding anniversary. The Museum is packed with interesting facts and exhibits - we spent far lomnger there than we had expected. Both the video's are really good and worth watching. So many things we didn't know and now...More

1  Thank KarenKew
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