Silk Museum

Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6TJ

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Paradise Mill Looms, Macclesfield
  • Paradise Mill Looms, Macclesfield
  • Macclesfield Silk Museum

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Please note that Historic Paradise Mill is closing temporarily during an important programme of work.

In place of Mill tours you can visit the Silk Museum to learn about our collection of textiles and industrial machinery as well as discovering our Ancient Egyptian displays and artefacts. Paradise Mill will reopen again later this year.

Join an Up Close Tour of the Silk Museum where our expert guides look at all aspects of Mill life and silk production, the inspiring Pattern Books and the beauty of the textiles to the global phenomenon of silk.


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Guide Prices

Silk Museum Tours Adult £7.50, Concession £6.50, Under 16s free

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Wednesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00

* **Please note that Paradise Mill is currently closed while important works are undertaken.**
The Silk Museum Shop is open Wednesday – Saturday 10-4pm – walk straight in, no need to visit the museum if you don’t want to.
The Jacquard Tea Room is open Wednesday – Saturday 10-4pm – walk straight into our family friendly Tea Room serving home-made cake and biscuits. Choose from a variety of teas and top quality filter coffee served in vintage china.


Road Directions

Follow brown signs, the nearest primary road is A523.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Pat G
      Cambridge, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Interesting facts on silk history in Macclesfield ( and America)
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 5th July 2023
      Visited silk museum only. Exhibits well displayed. Interesting room on Egyptian artifacts. Was a bit out of keeping, but well displayed none the less. Staff enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Quite a... Read full review
    • railway_chap
      Glossop, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Silk Town History
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 20th October 2023
      Interesting museum that tells the story of Macclesfield’s silk weaving heritage. Nice little cafe too. Unfortunately the mill next door is closed for repairs until 2024. Read full review
    • CampbellSchofeild
      Cambridge, United Kingdom
      Excellent museum, excellent guide.
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 1st December 2023
      An excellent museum, with many machines still in working order. We paid for the guided tour, which was well worth it: Dan our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic; he adapted the tour to... Read full review



    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

    Attraction Facilities

    • All Weather Attraction

    Payment Methods

    • American Express accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • Groups Accepted - Minimum 10.
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • TIC Staff Admitted Free
    • Visa accepted

    Printed Material in Foreign Languages

    • German printed material

    Provider Features

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

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Demonstrations Given

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01625 612045

    Tel: 01625 612045

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