West Park Museum

West Park Museum is open over Half Term from Saturday 15th to Friday 21st Feb 1-4pm (from 2pm on show days).

There’ll be plenty of activities to enjoy including our famous eye-spy trails. On Saturday 15th, we’ll be hosting our ever-popular tote bag screen printing and badge-making.

Admission to the museum is free, with donations always welcome.

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Prestbury Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ

Contact

01625 612045
[email protected]

Visiting times

The Museum will be open for February half term Saturday 15th - Friday 21st February
1-4pm (from 2pm on show days)

Prices

Admission Free – Donations welcome


The Archaeologist & the Magical Storytelling Machine

The Archaeologist & the Magical Storytelling Machine

Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st February, 1-2pm each day.
The Museum will be open as normal from 2pm, with lots of activities to enjoy.

The fabulously funny and inventive theatre company Babbling Vagabonds have created a new family event over half term – inspired by the Museum’s eclectic collection of treasures.

An archaeologist has been travelling the world looking for clues as to how people lived in the past. He’s arrived at the Museum to tell us some stories, but his amazing storytelling machine has broken and he needs your help to fix it! Together, you’ll create a new story for the archaeologist, making shadow puppets and gathering objects to help him tell his fantastical tale.

This event is for children and adults of all ages who love making stories come alive.

Babbling Vagabonds are an award-winning theatre company who specialise in creating the most original, interactive, fun-filled shows for children, young people and their families. They’re experts in telling wise old tales and conjuring up crafty new ones.

Tickets are now sold out, but some may be available on the door.

Across the Sahara with Sir Philip & Lady Brocklehurst Saturday 22nd February

Across the Sahara with Sir Philip & Lady Brocklehurst Saturday 22nd February

We bring the history of West Park Museum to life with a talk about the ever-adventurous Brocklehursts – Sir Philip and Lady Edith’s 5,000-mile journey from Algiers to Khartoum by car.

The year is 1930 and the locals have warned them against this foolhardy undertaking!

The Swythamley Historical Society return to West Park with their inimitable presentation complete with unique archive photographs and three Lady Ediths!

DATE & TIME: Saturday 22nd February, doors open at 2.30pm.

PRICE & TICKETS: Donation of £5 appreciated, in aid of the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Museum. Refreshments available.

Please note – no parking on-site. The nearest public car park is 6 minute walk away, Whalley Hayes SK10 1BS.

The Marianne Brocklehurst Egyptian Collection has moved

The Marianne Brocklehurst Egyptian Collection has moved

The Marianne Brocklehurst Egyptian Collection is currently on display at The Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ. The Silk Museum is open Monday-Saturday 10-4pm.

Click here for further information

Directions, parking and access

Directions, parking and access

West Park Museum is located on Prestbury Road SK10 3BJ.

There is no on-site parking – the nearest public car park is 6 minute walk away, Whalley Hayes SK10 1BS.

The Museum is set within the grounds of West Park, surrounded by open spaces, beautiful gardens, a playground, Park Cafe and skateboard park – there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Access: There’s step-free access at West Park Museum, but no toilet facilities for the public.