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17 Jan

‘Smooth as Silk’ a talk by Deborah Wheeler on the history of the Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill is a Grade 2* listed Regency watermill on the banks of the River Test. This historic silk mill is an important industrial landmark that celebrates and reflects the rich history of weaving.

It is now a living museum, the country’s oldest operational silk mill and a gem of industrial heritage on the River Test in rural Hampshire. At the heart of the mill, weavers preserve living weaving heritage dating back nearly 200 years. The mill has woven silk for renowned clothing companies such as Turnbull & Asser, Burberry, Ede & Ravenscroft, as well as for television and screen and members of the British Royal Family. By preserving the art of silk weaving at the Mill, this working museum delights visitors from across the globe.

Come and hear about the history and operation of this rare survivor of the country’s silk history and find out more about this gem of industrial heritage from Deborah Wheeler, the Mill’s longest-serving volunteer,

In aid of Living Weaving Heritage at the Mill

Please note tea and coffee will be available for donation.


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One Adult
£ 10.00
33 available

Event Type

  • Date 17-01-2024
  • time7:00 until 8:30
  • Suitable for
  • Ticket price £10 per person
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