This historic silk mill and museum is an important industrial landmark that celebrates and reflects the rich history of weaving.
Whitchurch Silk Mill is a working museum, the country’s oldest operational silk mill and a gem of industrial heritage on the River Test in rural Hampshire. With hands-on weaving displays and a programme of events and activities the mill provides a great family day out. It also has a special exhibition space which hosts a changing programme of displays celebrating textiles, arts, and crafts.
At the heart of the mill, weavers preserve living weaving heritage dating back nearly 200 years. The mill has woven silk for eminent clothing comapanies such as Turnbull & Asser, Burberry, Ede & Ravenscroft, as well as for television and screen, and members of the British Royal Family.