Whitchurch Silk Mill is also looking for talented new Trustees to join their Board at an exciting time in its development. The Silk Mill is a thriving living museum which weaves silk and delights all who visit. Having recently completed a £2.1M restoration and refurbishment, it aims to be entertaining, engaging, and inspiring visitor attraction with […]
We are pleased to have been shortlisted for #CountrysideAwards2019 by CPRE Hampshire for a ‘Making Places’ Award. This category has been sponsored by Hastoe Group and recognises places that are positively contributing to the sustainability of the rural environment or communities. The Hampshire Choice Award opens the finalists up to a public vote, with a […]
This August, if you shop in Andover’s Waitrose, you can help support an important project at the Mill by placing your green token in the Community Matters box! When visitors explore the Mill they are bound to bump into some of our delightful ducks, who love a treat but did you know white bread is their […]
Take a gentle walk along part of the Test Valley, nationally renowned for its fly fishing and its crystal clear waters. The Trail is an attractive circular walk of up to seven miles (there are shorter circuits). Look out for the blue arrows and panels located at key points. There may be livestock grazing in […]
The Mill is beginning a training programme that will allow our Senior Weaver, Marie Page, to pass on her skills to a new generation of weavers. We have recruited a Trainee Weaver, who is working alongside Marie, and this July to mid-August we’ll be hosting four student placements. These students will learn about weaving and […]
A very generous £15,000 grant has been given to the Mill by Hampshire County Council to help us continue our educational and conservation work. In other words, this grant will contribute to the core work of the newly revamped Mill and will help us provide events, exhibitions and activities appealing to a broad audience, including […]
We’ve just launched our new primary schools programme, which offers a range of flexible options for schools visiting the Mill, including a variety of curriculum-supported hands-on workshops, and also options for visits to schools by the Mill Team to run adapted versions. A local primary school visited the Mill in June to do our Power […]
We’re delighted to have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. These certificates are given annually to museums and attractions that provide consistently outstanding experiences and offer first-class customer service to their visitors. It’s great to have this recommendation!