We just did the tour of the mill, didn't go into the museum. The tour was very interesting. The mill is just as it was left when it shut down in the 1980s, all the machinery is present. Our guide was very knowledgeable. I loved it, however my teenage son was not so taken.
everything lovely food good, prices ok homely, waitresses polite and friendly. Access to the museum and shop
Good little museum well displayed collections of textile machinery and good explanation of local silk industry. Small cafe serving good tea and cake and small gift shop with some very good quality items. All very friendly.
I went as I love textiles, my friends tagged along but they also found it interesting. We got the combined ticket with Paradise Mill and this was the highlight. Incredible to see a mill set up as it was And they are original looms that were never removed! Indeed a special find.
I've often wondered how silk manufacturing came to be established in Macclesfield. Now I know! The guided tour of Paradise Mill is fascinating and the rest of the msueum is well worth a visit. And the coffee and cake are excellent.
We were traveling back from Shrigley Hall to Hollywood and decided to go non motorway with the view of stopping at places on the way back. I googled Macclesfield and the Silk Museum came up. Although compact it is very well presented and covers the history of silk use manufacturing of garments and the button industry. The gentleman that greeted... 更多
A compelling display of history around the silk industry and its place in England and Macclesfield. The visit occupied a very enjoyable and informative couple of hours. Lots of exhibits and explanations.
A hidden gem, really interesting and thought provoking. The guide was great, very friendly and well informed, the young lady in the reception/cafe was very helpful and pleasant. A nice way to spend a few hours and learn more about our rich industrial history.
Easy parking round the corner from this Museum. We only had time to visit the Silk Museum. What an excellent couple of hours. Information, short documentaries, interactive displays, machinery, the history of silk, the rise and fall of the silk industry in Macclesfield, the impact on the community and individuals. This was one of the best small museums we have... 更多
Well laid out musuem telling the story of silk and its relevance to Macclesfield. Lots of old machinery to marvel at and the many uses of silk.