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. Our fascinating displays and silk heritage cover a diverse range of interests – 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 donation ‘Give What You Can’.

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


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

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

Coach parking is available nearby at Duke Street Car Park, SK11 6UR.