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The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill

Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ, England
+44 1625 612045
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Make sure you take the Paradise Mill Tour

Fascinating local history, make sure you take the "additional" Paradise mill tour before you look... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
franandjulie
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Interesting and informative visit

A friendly welcome and lots to see on the history and current use of silk. We certainly learned... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
RandB70
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Follow the journey of silk making, from cocoon to loom at The Silk Museum. As well as the stunning displays of silk items, there is a fascinating programme of temporary exhibitions to enjoy. Paradise Mill is next door. Step back into the 1930s with a guided tour; see restored Jacquard looms and machinery, and watch as they weave their magic!
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  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ, England
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+44 1625 612045
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating local history, make sure you take the "additional" Paradise mill tour before you look round the museum if possible it makes all the exhibits come to life having seen them in their "natural habitat" Daniel our guide was brilliant. Highly Recommended

Thank franandjulie
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

A friendly welcome and lots to see on the history and current use of silk. We certainly learned quite a lot. There are videos to watch and for the artistic some lovely designs and textures to view. If you like complex machines there are plenty...More

1  Thank RandB70
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We started in the Silk Museum which is well laid out and documented with displays for children too. Interesting old film of the silk industry in Macclesfield and old looms on display. Then went on hour tour of Paradise Mill next door but one with...More

1  Thank Jetter500
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Very good museum. Tells the story of how silk is made and there are lots of looms etc to see. Malcolm was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. There is a coffee shop inside, but no hot food is available. The special exhibition of...More

1  Thank sheiladundas
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The silk museum shows how the silk industry grew in Macclesfield following a time line and the life cycle of the silk worm quite interesting . then up to Paradise Mill just up Park Lane is a fully operational loom. well worth the trip out,...More

1  Thank JohnGBradbury
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The museum is well set out and quite extensive giving a good insight into the silk industry in Macclesfield. The Paradise Mill is only available by guided tour but very well worth the experience - careful as limited tour times, especially in the low season....More

2  Thank WillStaffordshire
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We live locally and had planned to visit for some time. It was well worth it. Very interesting exhibits in a well maintained series of rooms. The paradise mill guided tour was fascinating, our guide really knew his stuff. So well preserved, it looked as...More

Thank Bodacious_cowboy1
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

even I live here but I usually buy lots of silk products like ties to give as presents and just going for a walk in the town is so wonderful

Thank Souciva
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I went to the museum to learn about silk production in general and in England in particular, but was fascinated by the social history aspect of the manufacturing process. The first room on the history and the fabrics themselves kept me occupied for the longest...More

Thank RAC5017
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

The Silk Museum does what it says.... The history of silk making in Macclesfield. Some excellent exhibits including some grand old machines. The first computer card based power loom - The Jacquard Machine. I found that fascinating. The story of the Silk Road was also...More

Thank sidjen2015
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