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

2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
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:

    • 79philb
      Macclesfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Guided walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 6th May 2023
      I went on an excellent guided walk about the history of water in Macclesfield. Very entertaining and informative Read full review
    • Richard P
      Montclair, New Jersey
      Silk Museum - Great stop in Macclesfield
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 4th July 2023
      We love this place. First of all, Macclesfield is a fascinating small town in the midst of beautiful counrtyside. Its downtown is pedestrian friendly and we found some great places for lunch. The... Read full review
    • 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



    • 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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