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Macclesfield Silk Museum

Macclesfield Silk Museum


The Silk Museum tells a unique story of the relationship between the people and communities of Macclesfield and its famous silk industry. Highlights include remarkable surviving Jacquard looms and stunning Pattern Books that capture the creative ideas and processes of many of the town’s major silk firms.

Find out about the Brocklehursts and other families who played a leading role in so many aspects of the town’s development; and about Paterson, New Jersey where many men and women from the town emigrated, with the town becoming known as the ‘Macclesfield of America’.

The Silk Museum is housed in the former Art School, which trained up artists and designers for the silk industry. Why not visit our new Silk Shop too, with a beautiful selection of scarves, ties, waistcoats, woven pictures and lots more for sale.

Additional information: Donations gratefully received.

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