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Paradise Mill and Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6TJ

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The tour includes –

Fascinating history of silk

Entertaining back stories of the silk industry in Macclesfield and history of those who lived here

Demonstrations of some of the machinery in the gallery

More information about the Egyptology collection

Guide of the exhibition upstairs

*BONUS* – visitors who are on a guided tour are able to get up close to the Pattern Books, an activity usually only allowed to special interest groups

Adult £7.50, Concession £6.50, Child free - Tickets are available to buy on the day or in advance through Art Tickets

The Silk Museum is open Wednesday to Saturday (10am – 4pm) and on Treacle Market Sundays (the last Sunday of each month).

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Road Directions

Follow brown signs, the nearest primary road is A523.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • 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
    • 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



    • 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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