Whitchurch Silk Mill will maintain social distancing and other measures to provide a covid-safe and welcoming visit, including reduced capacity and encouraging face mask use (unless exempt). This is being reviewed regularly and will be reviewed again at the end of August. The Prime Minister has announced the official easing of social distancing and other […]
Local children create colourful artwork for the Summer Play Gallery at Whitchurch Silk Mill Whitchurch Silk Mill has launched its new Play Gallery for children and families, and it is open throughout the school holidays until 5th September. What better way to brighten the walls than with the artwork of local children? Children from Whitchurch […]
Would you like to help us preserve living weaving heritage and delight every visitor? We’re looking for a Trainee Weaver Tackler to join the Mill Team. If you feel you’d be a suitable fit, find out more about the opportunity today.
Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the help our volunteers give us. Welcomers, turret clock keeper, gardeners, trustees, tour guides and river keepers are some of the essential jobs they do to ensure we delight every visitor and that we preserve living weaving heritage at the Mill. To learn more and […]
Nat Hawrylak is a Welcome Host at Whitchurch Silk Mill, and last year undertook one of the Mill’s heritage traineeships working on an Inclusivity and Diversity Audit of the museum. Here Nat takes us through what we have learnt as an industrial heritage museum and business, on our journey to becoming more inclusive and diverse […]
Our new exhibition Silk Unwrapped takes you on a journey of discovery through our silk archive. We have chosen a beautiful selection of fabrics to display, and have uncovered some of the stories behind each piece. Over lockdown, we were very fortunate to receive donations from the Hide family (the last family owners of the […]
The Mill will reopen on Monday 17th May, when we will welcome back visitors. Although some restrictions have eased, our social distancing restrictions will remain in place, so that you can safely and confidently enjoy your visit. Whitchurch Silk Mill is renowned for preserving the tradition of silk weaving. It has lots more to offer […]
Four members of the Board and Lisa Gale, Visitor Experience Manager will be making the most of the “Rule of 6” to get together for a fundraising walk. On Saturday 24th April they will set off from the Silk Mill to follow the course of the River Test as far as Longparish and back. This […]
Shannon Bye, our Weaver and Tackler here at Whitchurch Silk Mill shines a light on textile industry waste, and tells us her thoughts on the moral dilemma of how to purchase textiles in a more sustainable manner.
It isn’t too long to wait until we can start to welcome back visitors. Step one: Monday 12 April 2021 We’ll be opening our outdoor cafe with delicious cakes and light lunches to eat on the banks of the River Test. From Monday 12th April to Sunday 18th April we will be opening from 9.30 […]