Heritage Centre Silk Museum

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The Silk Museum within the Heritage Centre follows the story of silk from its origins in China, along the silk route to Britain and its establishment in Macclesfield.

An award winning audio-visual presentation tells of the development of the industry in the town from the perspective of various people involved in the silk industry.

The story of silk comes to an end as we consider how silk is used in fashion.

Costume, textiles and accessories from both the 19th and 20th century help to show how silk is used for some of the most important occasions in both the social calendar and family life.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Heritage Centre Mon-Sat 11.00 - 17.00
Park Lane Galleries winter Sat 11.00- 16.00, summer Mon - Sat 11.00 - 17.00
West Park Tues - Sun 13.00 - 16.00

Heritage Centre, Park Lane Galleries closed Sunday
West Park closed Monday

Admission charges

Park Lane + Paradise Mill Adults £5.00
Concessions £4.50 children free
Heritage Centre Adults £4.10, concesssions £ 3.75

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Industry

Heritage Centre Silk Museum
Heritage Centre
SK11 6UT

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Heritage Centre

01625 613210

Park Lane Galleries

01625 612045


01322 556420

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