Whitchurch Silk Mill

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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)

Admission price 

Adult
£4.50

Child
£2.50

Family
£10.00

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    Where to find us

    Address

    Whitchurch Silk Mill
    28, Winchester Street
    Whitchurch
    Hampshire
    RG28 7AL

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    By car

    From the A34 southbound (Newbury and Oxford)

    • Leave the A34 12 miles south of Newbury for Whitchurch.
    • After 4 miles, in the centre of Whitchurch, follow Winchester (A34).
    • Whitchurch Silk Mill is on the right ¼ mile from the centre.

    From the A303 Leave the A303 for the A34 (Newbury and Winchester)

    • Take the A34 northbound (Newbury)
    • After 4 miles leave the A34 for Whitchurch
    • Whitchurch Silk Mill is on your left ¾ mile after leaving the A34.

    From London and the M3

    • Leave the M3 at Junction 8 (The South West and Andover)
    • Take the A303 westbound (The South West and Andover)
    • After 9 miles leave the A303 for the A34 (Newbury and Winchester)
    • Take the A34 northbound (Newbury)
    • After 4 miles leave the A34 for Whitchurch
    • Whitchurch Silk Mill is on your left ¾ mile after leaving the A34.

    From the south coast and the M3

    • Leave the M3 at Junction 9 for the A34 northbound (Oxford and the Midlands)
    • After 14 miles leave the A34 for Whitchurch
    • Whitchurch Silk Mill is on your left ¾ mile after leaving the A34.

    By train

    South West trains from Waterloo to Exeter, via Basingstoke and Salisbury.
    Most trains stop at Whitchurch.

    The Silk Mill is 15 minutes' walk from the station, just follow the brown pedestrian signs.

    • Turn left after the road to the station
    • Turn right at the main road into Newbury Street
    • Go down the hill to the centre of town, from where the Mill is signposted

    For further information on train times visit the South West Trains website

    By bus

    Stagecoach UK Bus

    • Winchester 12 miles
    • Basingstoke 14-20 miles
    • Andover 7 miles