The Silk Museum

The Old Art School, Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6TJ

Tel: 01625 612045

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About Us

Macclesfield once hummed with the sound of silk looms, music to the ears of the mill owners that prospered here in the 19th century. 

Admire Europe’s largest-known collection of Jacquard silk handlooms and learn the secrets of these unique textile machines on a tour with an expert – their workings are thought to have been the crucible for computer programming. Pore over the remarkable collection of more than 1,000 pattern books, see stunning costumes made of the finest silk, and study an outstanding collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts, including Tutankhamun’s ring, gathered by the daughter of one of the town’s leading families.

Macclesfield is still a place where fabric-making flourishes – at the Makers’ Place get expert insights from today’s craftspeople and pick up a truly special souvenir.

Guide Prices

Silk Museum entry is by donation, ‘Give What You Can’. Guided Tours of Paradise Mill are £8 Adult, £7 Concession, children free.

Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
SundayClosed
Bank Holiday12:00 - 16:00

* Christmas week opening times are 12noon - 4pm

Directions

Road Directions

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

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • 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

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Catering

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

Parking & Transport

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

Payment Methods

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

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Provider Facilities

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

Provider Features

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

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

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

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Contact Us

Tel: 01625 612045

Tel: 01625 612045

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