Museums in Cheshire

Silk Museum

Heritage Centre
Macclesfield SK11 6UT

silkmacclesfield.org.uk

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. The story of silk comes to an end as we consider how silk is used in fashion. Costume, textiles and accessories from both the 19th and 20th century help to show how silk is used for some of the most important occasions in both the social calendar and family life.

Stretton Watermill

Mill Lane, Stretton
Nr Farndon SY14 7HS

strettonwatermill.org.uk

A small working water mill set in beautiful countryside only ten miles from Chester. Visitors see the two waterwheels driving the ancient wooden mill machinery and turning the millstones.