Museums
Take a look at the Museums...
  • Silk Museum

    At the Silk Museum, journey along the Silk Road and discover the history of Macclesfield's Silk Industry from its humble button beginnings to the growth of the Silk mills. Housed in the former Art School it really brings to life the skill and ingenuity of the people who built Macclesfield on silk, with fantastic collections and hands-on displays.. 
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  • The Old Sunday School

    Built in 1814, The Old Sunday School houses displays telling the story of this fascinating building and the people associated with it. It shows how Macclesfield developed and grew from a market town to an important player in the silk industry, and the range of mills that once thrived there.
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  • West Park Museum

    Situated in the beautiful West Park with gardens and children's play area is a purpose built museum housing the Egyptology collections of Marianne Brocklehurst. Also on display are items related to local history and fine art including the work of local artist Charles Tunnicliffe famous for illustrating Tarka the Otter and the Ladybird book series.
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  • Paradise Mill

    Take a guided tour of Paradise Mill and step back in time to an early 20th century silk mill. See 26 restored Jacquard looms, hear about the silk industry and watch a weaving demonstration. 
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What's On
Take a look at what's happening at the Silk Museums...
  • Winter Opening Times
    rsz img 7871From November 2014, the Macclesfield Museums will change to their Winter Opening Times. 
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  • Victorian Christmas Day
    rsz victorian christmas 1 On Saturday 20th December, why not visit our Victorian Christmas Day at The Old Sunday School. 
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  • Kimono Event
    rsz kimono friends 1On Saturday 29th November,  there will be a special talk on japanese costume by Katie Chaplin of Japan Crafts. 
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Window of Opportunity
Support the Heritage Centre
Take a look at our digital windowpane project to discover archive photographs of Macclesfield both from the museum's collections and uploaded by local people. if you would like to join in then you can also sponsor a window pane through this website, adding a photograph and comments. Your sponsorship will help fund the restoration of the Georgian windows of the Old Sunday School. Visit the website here.
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