Exhibitions Special Displays at the Old Sunday SchoolOpen: Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, closed Bank HolidaysAdmission Free
Home Front Vintage 6 February-29 MarchDuring World War II the British Military produced escape maps on silk. After the war these maps were sold off to be re-used and made into clothing. This display explores the story of the maps and includes original items from the 1940s and 50s. In addition, Sara Jane Murray of Home Front Vintage showcases items she has made with maps in the spirit of ‘make do and mend’. For details of workshops for adults go to Silk Map Workshops and for children go to Silk Map Making. Riot and Rebels! 3 April-24 JuneDid you know Macclesfield had a riot? A potato riot! And what about the visit of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the town in 1745? To celebrate the newly-acquired Joseph Wright portrait of John Stafford, who was there with the rebels in 1745, and to tie in with the re-enactment of the Macclesfield potato riot on 13 April 2017, staff and pupils at Fallibroome Academy are collaborating with other schools from the Silk Alliance to take these events as inspiration to create an exciting new display. Special Exhibitions at the Silk MuseumOpen: Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, closed Bank HolidaysMuseum Admission, including special exhibitions: £4.50, £4, children freeAdmission to Special Exhibition only: £2
11 February-2 June 2017
Artist Yvette Hawkins uses silk to draw upon the rich traditions of her UK and South Korean heritage. INHABIT will include a silk sculpture woven by Yvette and 10,000 silk worms. For details of workshops for adults go to Silk Study Day.