The Silk Museums in Macclesfield tell the definitive story of silk. Compelling exhibits on three sites show a working Victorian Silk Mill, costume and silk manufacturing displays. Demonstrations of jacquard handloom weaving, exhibitions of textiles and costume, models, audio visual programme and graphics. Tea-room and large shop specialising in local silk goods. This hands on experience allows children and grown ups to understand the story of silk from cocoon to catwalk! Featured in the Museum of the Year awards and on TV. Assistance is required for wheelchair access to the 3rd gallery.