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The Best Places To Visit in Macclesfield

Handpicked Top 3 Places To Visit in Macclesfield, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

SILK MUSEUM AND PARADISE MILL

Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ

Since 1930

Silk Museum, Exhibitions, Collections, Displays, School Visits, Group Visits, Educational Programs, Learning Programs, Guided Tours, Activities, Heritage Centre, Events & Shops

Free Admission for children under 16 - It tell the story of Macclesfield’s world-renowned silk industry - The museum has an internationally significant collection of silk textiles and machinery with a pattern book archive of nearly 1,000 volumes

Price: Silk Museum £4.50/£4 Concession & Paradise Mill £5/£4.50 Concession

shop@silkmacclesfield.org.uk
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March - November: Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun Closed November - March: Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sun Closed

We spent an extremely interesting couple of hours in the silk museum and mill tour which is next door, but both booked at the same point. The museum has lots to interest children, but the mill tour might not be as suitable. However, for us adults, it was amazing, from the actual building to the machines and the technology and methods used. All in an authentic setting and so you actually feel you are taken back a hundred years. Very impressed with the guide, whose explanations were spot-on.

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HARE HILL

Over Alderley, Macclesfield SK10 4PY

Since 1800

Garden, Hall, House, Picnic Area, Landscaped Garden, Tourist Attraction, Walled Garden, Wooded Garden, Partly Accessible Grounds, Guided Tours, Bird Hide, Programs, Events & Shops

It is a country house and a garden - The house was built for William Hibbert of Birtles Hall - The architectural style is Georgian - The house is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building

harehill@nationaltrust.org.uk
nationaltrust.org.uk/hare-hill

Mon - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Although I am a volunteer at Hare Hill, I have never walked in the park land or understood what the park rangers do. On Friday morning I joined a 2 hour organised walk in the park with Hallam, one of the rangers, as the guide. Hallam explained all about the restoration/repairs of the culverts which were being carried out by the rangers and their ranger volunteers and how they managed the woodland areas. During the walk we heard & glimpsed a woodpecker & saw a mink. I thoroughly enjoyed.

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WEST PARK MUSEUM

Prestbury Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ

Since 1897

Museum, Exhibitions, Collections, Displays, Children's and Natural History Museum, School Visits, Group Visits, Educational Programs, Learning Programs, Specialty Center, Shopping, Artefacts, Drop-in Craft Activities & Shops

Free Admission - It contains her collection of Egyptian artefacts, along with fine art and local history - There are always fun colouring-in activities to keep younger visitors entertained, as well of lots of weird and wonderful things to see

info@silkmacclesfield.org.uk
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Tue - Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon Closed

I went here whilst waiting for my wife who had an outpatients appointment at the nearby Macclesfield General Hospital (just 5 mins walk away). Its a truly superb museum housed within a lovely building - and its free. The building is small but don't be deceived - you can easily spend an hour or more in here. The military and other memorabilia are well displayed with excellent descriptive material but the highlight is the Egyptology collection. You are given a torch by the charming and helpful.

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