Life Membership of the Friends


As a Heritage Champion with life membership of the Friends of Whitchurch Silk Mill you can look forward to a lifetime of exploring this special place.

Benefits include:
Unlimited free entry to Whitchurch Silk Mill for you and one guest
A tour of the Mill and an exclusive tour of the Weaving Shed with our Weaver Tacklers
Free entry to all exhibitions and selected events with an exclusive private view of exhibitions
Friends café loyalty cards
Annual garden party
A monthly coffee afternoon for supporters of the Mill

Through the Government’s Gift Aid scheme, Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust can claim an additional 25p for every £1 you donate. So if you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase the value of your donations to us by 25%, at no extra cost to yourself! We will be in touch will a form to confirm your taxpayer status.

We will use the details provided to process your donations to us. Please note: we can only claim Gift Aid if you provide your full first name, surname and home address.

Thank you, your support is crucial in ensuring we can continue to preserve living weaving heritage at the Mill. You are part of a special community that cares for this special place.

Your help is particularly important at this time. We are the UK’s oldest working silk mill, a gem of industrial heritage on the world-famous River Test, and for more than 200 years have drawn power from the river via the waterwheel to wind silk on our historic winding frames.

The rest of our machinery is historic and energy-intensive, powered by electricity. We have taken steps to save energy wherever we can but we have reached the limits of these efficiencies and need help to ensure our weaving thrives and keep what makes our Mill special.


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