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Paradise Mill

Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ

01625 612045 [email protected]

The Old Sunday School

Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

01625 613210 [email protected]

The Silk Museum

Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ

01625 612045 [email protected]

West Park Museum

Prestbury Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ

01625 612045 [email protected]


There’s lots of exciting events happening at Macclesfield Museums in February.

At the Silk Museum on Park Lane, we have the launch of Marianne Brocklehurst’s Adventures in Egypt exhibition on Saturday 16th February 2019, 10.30am – 4pm. (For more details of our Free Open Day click here.) This display sheds new light on Macclesfield’s Ancient Egyptian treasures including the Tutankhamun Ring.

At West Park Museum, we have different family craft activities every day over Half Term from 18th – 24th February. The theme is ‘Explorers’ – from Victorian Archaeology, creating Animation to Space Exploration, there’s something for all. Children are £3 each with adult supervision. For full details click here.

Learn a new hobby from an expert; explore your own creativity and expand your artistic skills with one of our Maker’s Place Workshops –  choose from wide a variety including needlefelting, crochet, jewellery, flower arranging and printing.

Make friends and try something new at our weekly Have a Dabble Adult Art and Craft classes for beginners and improvers. Held every Monday during term time at the Silk Museum from 9am-noon and 12-3.30pm.

Take time out and immerse yourself in local history by visiting our unparalleled collection of silk heritage at the Silk Museum on Park Lane.

Combine a visit to the Silk Museum with a guided tour around the adjacent Paradise Mill and learn all stages of the silk process, including an explanation of the Jacquard mechanism complete with a weaving demonstration on a restored loom.

Upcoming Makers’ Place workshops 


Learn to Crochet Sat 2nd Feb, 10.30 – 12.30am or 1.30 – 3.30pm £25

Needlefelt Sheep Pincushion Thur 7 Feb, 6 – 9pm £30

Spring Wreath Sat 9 Feb, 10-1pm £45

Needlefelt Donkey Sat 16 Feb, 10 – 4pm £45

Learn to Lino Print Sat 23 Feb, 1.30 – 5.30pm £35

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