Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill
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Whitchurch Silk Mill was built on the River Test in Hampshire in 1800, during the reign of King George III. Silk has been woven here since the 1820/1830s. Now a working museum open to the public, the mill produces high quality silks to order for theatrical costume, interior designers and historic houses.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 5.00pm
Last admission at 4.15 pm

Admission charges

Adults £4.50
Senior citizens £4.00
Children 4-16yrs £2.50
Students £4.00
Family ticket (2+3) £10.00

Please contact us for prices for groups and school parties


  • Museums Association

Have a go at weaving, learn about the origins of silk and feel gorgeous fabrics. What you can see: * A unique early 19th century textile mill in the middle of the small country town of Whitchurch, Hampshire; * Skilled weavers during the week; * Victorian winding, warping and weaving machinery; * The fine silk yarns and shimmering fabrics; * A working water wheel; * The clear water of the River Test, said to offer the best trout fishing in the south of England; * Duck pond, mill leat and the occasional heron!

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Industry

Whitchurch Silk Mill
28 Winchester Street
RG28 7AL

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01256 892065

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