The Silk Museum Heritage Centre Galleries

The Silk Museum Heritage Centre Galleries

The Heritage Centre, a grade 11 listed building located in Roe Street, at the heart of Macclesfield's town centre provides a focus for community and cultural events.  Originally a Sunday school, erected by voluntary contributions to provide a place of worship and an educational establishment, it was here that children employed in the silk industry received the only formal education available to them at the time.

The Silk Museum within the Heritage Centre follows the story of silk from its origins in China, along the silk route to Britain and its establishment in Macclesfield.

An award winning audio-visual presentation tells of the development of the industry in the town from the perspective of various people involved in the silk industry.

Costumes, textiles and accessories from both the 19th and 20th centuries help to show how silk is used for some of the most important occasions in both the social calender and family life.

The Silk Shop is perfect for Macclesfield souvenirs, and the Mulberry Tree café is open for coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or a glass or wine before a concert or film in the evening.

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