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Whitchurch Silk Mill

28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch RG28 7AL, England
+44 1256 892065
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Fancinating place

This was a lovely escape on a rainy day. This was the original mill that produced the classic... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
John B
Could have been more interesting!

We were disappointed with our visit due to the lack of personnel available to give you information... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Joan B
Reading, United Kingdom
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The Mill and Riverside Cafe are now closed for refurbishment as part of our Heritage Lottery Funded 'Preserving the Fabric Project'. Due to reopen Summer 2018, please check our website for details. 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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28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch RG28 7AL, England
+44 1256 892065
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This was a lovely escape on a rainy day. This was the original mill that produced the classic Burberry Fabric.

Thank John B
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were disappointed with our visit due to the lack of personnel available to give you information and demonstrations (written information was available). The cafe was very nice and the grounds too. We had a Groupon for our visit but would not have been too...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited the Silk Mill with granddaughters aged 8 and 9. It was a wet autumn day and we were not able to explore the grounds. The children took the clipboards and enjoyed filling in the question sheet. The mill was not working on Saturday...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Have visited twice now and still love the mill. A great day out for all ages and lovely food. The cafe food is all home cooked rustic and comforting, worth a visit for the cafe if not the whole venue. For those looking to visit...More

Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Popped in here , was very interesting , lovely setting only took about 20 mins, lovely little shop , but was so quiet , needed some sort of background music !

Thank Candis T
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Spent a very pleasant afternoon visiting Whitchurch Silk Milk It is a unique early 19th century textile mill, now a working museum, specialising in weaving bespoke silk fabrics for interiors, fashion and costume dramas. It is small, well set out and there are displays, demonstrations...More

Thank 1940cat
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My first visit to a silk mill and very interesting to see the looms in operation. Lots of useful information about but I wish that there had been someone to answer questions. An attractive building in a lovely setting. A very good little shop and...More

Thank Abby1005
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were just passing and thought we'd pop in for a look. There is a great shop and it was interesting to look around the mill itself. The grounds are beautiful and there is even a coffee shop with drinks and snacks.

Thank LizH89
Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you are fascinated by machinery and every colour under the sun, then the silk mill will be for you.The tour is unescorted and can be as quick or slow as you like. it was a shame that the looms were not in use when...More

Thank Phillip P
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We visited in a group of 13 and taken round this old mill by excellent volunteer Jane who made us realise why this particular silk is rather pricey. There is 1 weaver and a loom can take 3weeks to set up! A most interesting visit...More

Thank judy j
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