Macclesfield Silk Museum

Macclesfield silk museum offer a tour of their old silk mill providing you with a glimpse to the industry that once boomed in North England. The tour is beautiful and really makes you appreciate how much time and effort goes into the textile industry.

Amongst the machinery is a Jacquard machine which revolutionised weaving all over the world, the device once fitted to a loom allowed intricate patterns to be created by allowing certain hooks through holes in cards and blocking the rest. The mill is completely stunning and definitely worth checking out.