The Silk Museums in Macclesfield tell the definitive story of silk. Compelling exhibits on three sites show a working Victorian Silk Mill, costume and silk manufacturing displays.
This ‘hands on’ experience allows children and grown ups to understand the story of silk from cocoon to catwalk!
Macclesfield Silk Museums offer a variety of experiences designed to meet National Curriculum requirements at Primary level. Covering Victorians, Egyptians, silk and science, our educational visits bring history to life in a fun and interactive way.
Access to the collection is offered in terms of changing exhibits on display, particularly in the costume galleries. We also offer behind the scenes tours. Special interest groups or individuals can make arrangements to view items from our study collection. As part of craft workshops, we endeavour to include relevant items from the collection for close examination. We regularly lend items to other museums to include in their exhibitions.
Our philosophy is to preserve our collection whilst, at the same time, making it available to the public.
The collection and library are consulted by researchers from all over the UK and overseas. Please visit the official Macclesfield Silk Museums website.Tags: Attractions within 5 miles, Educational, Local Attractions, Macclesfield Silk Museums