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Whitchurch Silk Mill

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Address: 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch RG28 7AL, England
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+44 1256 892065
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10:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 17:00
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A gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk...

A gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill is a 19th century water mill that weaves British silk fabrics using Victorian machinery. The Mill is the oldest working silk mill in Britain, still weaving in its original building. An historic silk mill. Whether you're machine-mad, an admirer of silk fabrics, a child learning about the Victorians, or just looking for a delightful day out in Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill has something for you:> the original mill wheel and Victorian machinery;> fabulous fabrics on the looms;> a shop to indulge in silk products from the Mill, and much more;> peaceful setting by the River Test, with tearoom for lunch and refreshments.

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Pretty & interesting

Visited using a Groupon voucher so was great value. Very informative & well run with a nice cafe. Location was very picturesque.

Reviewed 1 week ago
essexalison
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go on a sunny day to appreciate the setting . It doesn't cost a lot to get in but you are unlikely to spend more than an hour there. There are a number of audio visuals to explain the mill but while there is a lot of equipment there felt it could be displayed and explained better. The bottom floor... More 

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Thank Rod W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited using a Groupon voucher so was great value. Very informative & well run with a nice cafe. Location was very picturesque.

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Thank essexalison
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite atmospheric. Try to imagine working there in the early 19th C. Small informative displays about all aspects of the process from source to finished product.

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Thank Jim M
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely for a half day visit.The setting is very picturesque.Food in restaurant was very good. Staff very interesting to talk to.

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Thank Edna L
New Forest, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very original and atmospheric,quite explanatory and lovely carrot cake in the coffee shop.lovely grounds with lots of ducks.

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Thank Carolyn B
Horley, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My W.I. Had pre booked a guided tour. Our group arrived in the cafe to find one jacket potato and one soup left. And it was only one thirty! Most of us ordered a sandwich which was made to order. Wait, wait wait. They ran out of bread and one person didn't get anything. The sandwiches were good also the... More 

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Thank Jill B
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very interesting with lots of detail & history. £4-£5 entry perhaps a little high but probably worth it. Cafe inside.

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Thank Denis R
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We paid a visit on Saturday lunchtime to the cafe only albeit we passed through the delightful visitor shop and up the outside stairs and past the carpenters shop with the mill rotating to access the cafe .From a limited menu, my wife had the soup of the day,which containing Stilton I was unable to take; this was tasty enough... More 

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Thank ChrisC46
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped off here during a weekend visit to the area, the mill and museum are small but interesting and the staff were lovely.

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Thank Hannah903
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Interesting place to visit to find out how silk is made from beginning to finished product. Website says you can visit the cafe without having to pay to get into the mill but this isn't correct. We had to pay the slightly off hand lady in the shop when we arrived before we went up to the cafe. ( The... More 

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