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Silk Museum, Park Lane

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The Old Art School
Park Lane
SK11 6TJ

Tel: 01625 612045

Silk Museum


Silk Museum - £4.50 / £4.00
Silk Museum + Paradise Mill - £8.00 / £7.00


Journey along the Silk road with the help of the Macclesfield Silk Museum - start in China exploring the origins of Silk, moving along the Silk Road to Macclesfield and it's fascinating history as a silk town!

The Museum is housed within the Old School of Art- and gives a visitor an insight into the design education of silk workers. Explore properties of dying, printing on silk, throwing and weaving. Discover Macclesfield's other textile industries, examine social history and walk through our working machinery gallery. See jacquard looms, handlooms, picture looms, knitting machines, sewing machines and many more!

With many hands on activities for children (and adults!) to learn and discover more about the Macclesfield Silk Industry. The Museum hosts childrens craft clubs and art workshops throughout school holidays and has an exciting programme of changing exhibitions in the Gallery. For up to date listings visit




  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Hazel E
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fascinating and interesting visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Along with a large group from Yorkshire, it was a great visit in a welcoming environment. With coffee and gorgeous cakes on arrival, we visited the Silk Museum and then went along to the Paradise... Read full review
  • h g
    Oxford, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    My daughter and I loved it, very informative guide. Once we had done the guided tour of the mill the Museum came to life as we understood what we were looking at. Read full review
  • Glenn W
    Trip Type:
    Very interesting
    5 of 5 stars
    Very good museum, love these museums that preserve and showcase local history, very interesting tour with a well informed guide who was excellent. The cafe is pretty good as well Read full review


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Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketing Cheshire Member


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Can park outside the Museum with a Disabled Parking Badge.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - Pay and Display carpark around the corner.


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Serves teas,coffes and cakes
  • Picnic Site - Own food can be brought and eaten in our Jacquard Tearoom

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Provider Facilities

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - French and German
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Every Tuesday in the Machinery Gallery.
  • Educational Visits Accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow brown signs, the nearest primary road is the A523.

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Opening Times

Winter Opening (1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)

* Christmas Eve: 10am-2pm
New Years Eve: 10am-2pm
Bank Holiday Monday: 12noon-4pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and New Years Day

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