Explore a gem of Britain’s industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire. Whitchurch Silk Mill is a Georgian water mill that still weaves silk fabrics using Victorian machinery. It is the oldest silk mill still weaving silk in its original building. Discover how the Mill wove for Thomas Burberry, Thomas Wardle and Warners, and made fabrics for shirting and Ede and Ravenscroft’s legal gowns.
Whether you’re machine-mad, an admirer of silk fabrics, a child learning about the Victorians, or just looking for a delightful day out in Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill has something for you including the original mill wheel and Victorian machinery, fabulous fabrics on the looms, a shop to indulge in silk products from the Mill, plus peaceful setting by the River Test, with café for light lunches and refreshments.
If you are visiting as part of a group, Whitchurch Silk Mill offers a guided tour along with a range of refreshments available to book in advance. A programme of special events, exhibitions and workshops throughout the year ensures there is something new for you to see, to see what’s on visit our website.
With quizzes, explorer back packs and trails there is something for every member of your family.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30 am - 5.00 pm (last admission at 4.15 pm)
Closed Mondays (except bank holidays)