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Silk Industrial Museum / Paradise Mill

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Silk Industrial Museum / Paradise Mill
Park Lane
SK11 6TJ
Phone: 01625 612045
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The Park Lanes Galleries at the Industrial Museum house a large collection of silk designs and pattern books of fabrics.

The Galleries are on two floors with access to the upper floor via a lift.

From here visitors who have booked a tour in the adjacent Paradise Mill are escorted by the tour guide to the Mill. Access to the upper floor of the mill is via a lift which is operated by the tour guide.

Despite the age of the building and the large amount of machinery to negotiate access on the majority of the tour is good and the tour guide is extremely knowledgable and informative.

Please note the tour lasts approximately 45 mins and there are no designated toilet facilities in the Mill.

Heritage Facilities

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Assessed by Disabled Holiday Information


  • Designated Disabled car parking (on-street parking near by)
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access to entrance (level from the street and steep incline on return if wheeling from the Heritage Centre)
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access into venue (level through alternative entrance as Main entrance to Inustrial Museum has steps)
  • Concessionary fee for wheelchair user
  • Concessionary fee for carer
  • Prebooking necessary for wheelchair users (for groups dand for the tour of Paradise Mill)
  • Easy access around ground floor/area of site (To the majority of the site except the machine room)
  • Wheelchair access to other floors (via lift see photo)


  • Wheelchair accessible toilet/toilets
  • Grab rails in toilet
  • Easy access to wash basin
  • easy access to hand dryer/towels
  • Wheelchair turning space in accessible toilet
  • Space for left transfer to toilet
  • Room for carer/carers in accessible toilet (one only)


  • Level/ramped access to shop


  • assistance dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair loan/hire (one manual chair can loaned from the Heritage Centre with prior notice)
  • Wheelchair access to interactive exhibits (see photo)