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Paradise Mill

Take a guided tour of the mill and step back in time to an early 20th century silk mill. See 26 restored Jacquard looms, hear about the silk industry and watch a weaving demonstration.


  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop


Macclesfield Museums Trust


Park Lane Macclesfield Cheshire SK11 6TJ

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Open days

To 29 Mar Mon-Fri tours 1200. 31 Mar, from 3 Apr Mon-Sat tours 1145, 1300, 1415. Pre-booking required. (Closed 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan 2019.)


By Rail: Macclesfield / 0.5 miles

The mill takes you back in time to Macclesfield of the early 20th century, with the only working Jacquard silk hand looms in the country in their original location, offering the experience of what it would have been like to be a Macclesfield mill worker.

The present Upper Mill was built for silk manufacture around 1824.  In 1862 during a slump in trade, the owner John Bagshaw, a cotton manufacturer, pulled down the neighbouring 18th century mill and built Lower Mill, which we know as Paradise Mill today.

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