From the cocoon to the catwalk, discover the history of silk

Macclesfield, Cheshire

At Macclesfield Silk Museum you can travel along a silk road and follow the story of the silk industry from its humble button beginnings.

Start your journey at the Silk Museum and begin to learn the story behind this intriguing industry. You’ll hear interesting stories about Macclesfield's silk industry including the growth of the silk mills, manufacturing, and its involvement in wars and education, right through to the present day.

Make sure to see the exhibits on the Victorian silk mill, and the costumes on display. You can get involved with a hands-on experience allowing both kids and grown-ups to better understand the processes involved in making silk.

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