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Marianne Brocklehurst's Adventures in Egypt Open Day Saturday 16th Feb

Marianne Brocklehurst's Adventures in Egypt Open Day Saturday 16th Feb

The launch of Marianne Brocklehurst’s Adventures in Egypt. Saturday 16th February 2019, 10.30am – 4pm.

A display shedding new light on Macclesfield’s Ancient Egyptian treasures including the Tutankhamun Ring & Family Open Day. Come and see the unique diary and notebooks that Marianne Brocklehurst made of her incredible adventures. Learn more about the Tutankhamun Ring and other amazing treasures in the collections.

There’s free Family Activities, 3D printing and tours of the Silk Museum, and lots of delicious cake!

All day: New Makers’ Place
Meet the brilliant craftspeople making unique handmade gifts + demonstrations and craft activities

All day: New Silk Shop
Exquisite silk products – perfect for gifts for all occasions PLUS Egyptian inspired jewellery and souvenirs

Coffee and Cake in The Jacquard Café generously supplied by the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage with thanks to Bollington Co-op.

The Silk Museum admission is now Give What You Can. All donations welcome to support our work.

Grateful thanks to Cheshire East Council for very generously supporting the new displays and the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage.

The Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ

Half Term Explorer Crafts at West Park

Half Term Explorer Crafts at West Park

Come and join us for some family crafts at West Park Museum.
This half-term’s theme is EXPLORERS. For only £3 per child, immerse yourself in the craft worlds of Victorian and modern explorers!
Monday 18th- Digging!

Make archaeology bags, binoculars and a sand tray for digging up objects on our treasure trail.

Tuesday 19th- Animation day!
Exploring transport and boats.

Wednesday 20th- Investigating Animals!
Make a camera and follow the animal footprint trail, make animal masks and peep through the microscope and see what you can find.

Thursday 21st- Space Exploration!
Make lanterns, explore the trail and storytelling.

Friday 22nd- Animation Day!
Make mystical creatures come to life.

Saturday 23rd- Navigation!
Make a treasure map and learn how to navigate through our explorer’s trail.

Sunday 24th- Space Exploration!
Create objects to assist you in your quest to explore our beautiful galaxy.

History Wardrobe presents 'Woman in Gold' Saturday 30th March

History Wardrobe presents 'Woman in Gold' Saturday 30th March

Art, glamour and intrigue! Explore the lure of gold in fashion and the hidden world of women in art. Inspired by the dazzling embellishments of artist Gustav Klimt… and the fate of one of his most famous paintings.

Saturday 30th March.  Enjoy coffee and cake at 10am followed by the presentation in the Old Sunday School Auditorium at 11am.

Tickets are £12 each or £10 if a member of The Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage Trust.

Grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect them on the day.

The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Charles Tunnicliffe: A Cheshire Countryman

Charles Tunnicliffe: A Cheshire Countryman

Between Floors Gallery, The Silk Museum

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-1979) was Britain’s foremost 20th-century wildlife artist, renowned for his decorative watercolours of birds.

Born in Langley, Macclesfield, he lived and worked on the family farm until he was 19 years old. He studied at the Macclesfield School of Art (the building which now houses The Silk Museum on Park Lane) before receiving a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London.

This exhibition explores both his well-observed images of rural Macclesfield in the early 20th century and his later commercial successes – most notably his illustrations for Henry Williamson’s 1932 edition of Tarka the Otter.

Tunnicliffe’s wife Winifred – whom he met whilst studying at the Royal College of Art – was also an artist, and you can see an example of one of her carved bookcases and a ceramic polar bear at the top of the stairs.

Quiz Night Fundraiser Wednesday 10th April

Quiz Night Fundraiser Wednesday 10th April

The Quiz Night Fundraiser is back by popular demand!

Make up your own team of 4, or just come along on the night.

Wednesday 10th April, 7.30pm in the Whitaker Room.

Grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect them on the day.

The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Chippy Tea & Donkey Derby Fundraiser Wednesday May 8th

Chippy Tea & Donkey Derby Fundraiser Wednesday May 8th

Come join us for our annual fun night fundraiser of Chippy Tea followed by Donkey Derby on Wednesday 8th May, 6.30pm for 7pm. Booking Essential. 

Tickets are £8 each including fish and chips and drink.

Grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect them on the day.

The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT