Group Visits to Paradise Mill & The Silk Museum

“Unique, fascinating and utterly absorbing. Brilliantly presented too. A visit to Paradise Mill is not to be missed.”

“A brilliant place to visit. The guide brought it to life. Excellent tour and wonderful old mill with original looms. We discovered a real treasure.”

  • Discover Europe’s largest known collection of Jacquard silk handlooms in their original setting on our award winning Five Star tour
  • Immerse yourself in our unique silk textile collection
  • Celebrating five consecutive years of Certificate of Excellence in TripAdvisor Hall of Fame…

A combined visit to The Silk Museum and Paradise Mill offers a unique experience for your next group outing, and we can tailor the visit to both venues to suit your needs. We are situated at the heart of the North West, close to the borders with Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Greater Manchester. We offer something for everyone in your group – social history, engineering and technology, fashion and design.

Group Guided Tours of Paradise Mill are £8.50 per Adult. Please note: A Group is 10 Adults or more. Silk Museum entry is by optional donation ‘Give What You Can’ admission.

Wartime Christmas at Paradise Mill: 4th November - 4th January

Wartime Christmas at Paradise Mill: 4th November - 4th January

Step back in time for a war-time Christmas in Paradise Mill.

Find out about how the Second World war impacted on people’s lives and work. Discover the crucial and often secret, role that the silk industry played in the war effort.

Our Mill will be decorated to evoke the make do and mend spirit that the silk workers had to use in these times of rationing. Complimented with a display of festive inspired objects from our collection.

Guided Paradise Mill Group Tour £10.50 per person including tea or coffee and mince pie or yule log.

Silk Museum ‘Give What You Can’ optional donation admission.

For further information and to book please call our team on 01625 612045 or email [email protected]

Guided Tours All Year Round

Guided Tours All Year Round

From small private parties to large society outings, we can accommodate groups of all sizes.

Entrance to Paradise Mill is by guided tour only and lasts approximately 45 minutes. The focus of the mill tour can be adapted to fit with your group’s interests and the timings can be adjusted to fit in with your itinerary.

Visit the Silk Museum and explore the extensive displays of our unique collections at your own pace. We recommend at least an hour for your museum visit, but you are welcome to stay longer.

We can also arrange refreshments for your group during your visit.

Please contact [email protected] or call our Bookings Team on 01625 612045 between 10 -4pm Mon-Fri to book your group visit.  Download a Group Booking Form. Download our Group Booking Terms & Conditions


We Are

We Are

  • Experts in managing Group Tours – from small parties to large society outings
  • Quality Customer Service from initial contact to the day of your visit
  • Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff
  • A range of Guided Tour Experiences
  • Personalised itineraries tailored to your group
  • Something for everyone – social history, engineering, technology, fashion, textile design and Egyptology
  • Behind the scenes access to collections
  • Special seasonal events including ‘Christmas at the Mill’
  • Within easy reach of motorways and other attractions in the area
  • Awarded five consecutive years Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

We’re very proud to have been awarded Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years – adding us to the elite Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Hall Of Fame.

This is only awarded to museums and attractions that provide consistently outstanding experiences and whose team offer first-class customer service to their visitors.

Click here to see our Trip Advisor Reviews 




The main entrance to The Silk Museum has steps, but can be accessed by a separate step-free entrance available on request.

The ground floor is step-free throughout and there is a lift to the first floor. Please note, some of the Tunnicliffe exhibition on the stairwell cannot be viewed by visitors with limited mobility.

As Paradise Mill is a listed industrial building accessed via three flights of stairs, totalling 49 steps.

Visitors with mobility problems may find it difficult to walk across the uneven floors. There is a lift up to the Mill, however, it can only accommodate 3 people. Currently, Paradise Mill cannot be accessed by wheelchair users.

Drop-off & Parking

Drop-off & Parking

Coach Parties:

There is a drop-off point directly outside the Museum entrance on Park Lane.

Designated coach parking bays are available nearby at Duke Street Car Park, SK11 6UR.