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The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Paradise Mill Tour

Couldn't recommend the tour highly enough! Daniel, our tour guide, really brought the Mill to life... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
Katie L
Great tour guide

This was a fantastic tour... seeing the looms in action.... and in situ... really brought the whole... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2018
Mo B
Santa Marta, Colombia
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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...more
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Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ, England
+44 1625 612045
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

Couldn't recommend the tour highly enough! Daniel, our tour guide, really brought the Mill to life. His knowledge was incredibly in depth and he clearly loved what he was doing. He was funny, informative and a dab hand at demonstrating all the machines. Utterly fascinating,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic tour... seeing the looms in action.... and in situ... really brought the whole thing to life. Our guide was knowledgeable and also had enough amusing anecdotes to make it a really enjoyable hour. To look round the museum afterwards was all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mo B
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Excellent tour of the original mill by a very knowledgable friendly tour guide. The lady showed us the whole process from collecting the silk through to weaving on all the original machines.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Georgina M
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Macclesfield’s treasured Silk Museum on Park Lane has dropped its admission charge of £4.50 to become a ‘Give What You Can’ destination with visitors being asked instead to make a voluntary donation towards supporting the Museum. The Silk Museum and adjacent Paradise Mill are two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

A very good museum and the paradise mill was most interesting, with various peices of equipment being demonstrated by lady who really knew what she was talking about.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rfl101
Reviewed 6 November 2018

It may be the only thing the English excel at : deprecatory humour. Guide brilliant, say 80, ex mill worker,I led the appreciation clapping at the end. Complete contrast to National Trust.This guy loved what he was doing and left everyone in an upbeat mood....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The exhibits explain the history of silk production in Macclesfield. Several interesting, informative displays.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Paradise mill is very interesting and our tour was most enjoyable. There is also a lot to see in the museum. Allow at least two hours if not more. We enjoyed coffee and cake in the tea rooom. We'll be back before too long.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I’m a born and bred Maxonion who sadly moved away from this pretty little market town over 30 years ago. I recently came back to visit family and friends and discovered this little gem. Found out so much about my home town’s rich history and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank princesshappy3
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Although not originally from the Macclesfield area, recently I have become interested in the cotton and silk industries and how they have been so influential in the development of the local area. I decided to visit the Silk Museum and Paradise Mill, only 7 pounds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jill D
13 February 2019|
Response from maccsilkmuseum | Property representative |
Hi Jill, there is free 1 hour street parking right outside the museum. If you would like to stay longer there is a pay for council run carpark on the corner of Park lane - outside Wetherspoons pub.