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Whitchurch Silk Mill

28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch RG28 7AL, England
+44 1256 892065
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Interesting working silk mill

The best thing about the Mill is that it is still an actual working silk mill. Unfortunately on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tony67967
,
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
on a Sunday

you have to find your way around without people explaining the history. The story boards though... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gudrun A
,
Halle (Saale), Germany
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A gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill is a 19th century water mill that weaves British silk fabrics using Victorian machinery. The Mill is the oldest working silk mill in Britain, still weaving in its original building. An historic silk mill. 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:> the original mill wheel and Victorian machinery;> fabulous fabrics on the looms;> a shop to indulge in silk products from the Mill, and much more;> peaceful setting by the River Test, with tearoom for lunch and refreshments.
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  • Very good51%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch RG28 7AL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The best thing about the Mill is that it is still an actual working silk mill. Unfortunately on the day we visited the weaver was not present - it would have been good to have seen the machinery in use. There are good information boards...More

Thank Tony67967
Reviewed 1 week ago

you have to find your way around without people explaining the history. The story boards though give good explanations and as we are interested in handicrafts, we were able to find enough information. We had tea and sandwiches which were fresh and nice. The shop...More

Thank Gudrun A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here on a Saturday lunch time in need of a snack after yet another lovely ramble near the Test completing the walk along the Mill Trail. My wife had a Coronation Chicken sandwich, whilst I had a ham Ploughman's though whether it is...More

Thank ChrisC46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I enjoy crafts, when I last visited this mill about 20 years ago I was totally inspired. I decided to visit again with a friend on sunny Bank Holiday Monday, as much for the setting and the café, as for the museum. This time...More

Thank Rosalind M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the mill yesterday for the very first time. Parking was not a problem and was greeted by a very welcoming lady as we entered reception. The mill is very well kept, informative and welcoming. A lovely location for a picnic. We would return to...More

Thank Squeaky81
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Easy to find but smallish car park. Stunning setting. Water of stream so clear could see dozens of basking trout. Interesting walk around the mill. Good coffee and cake. Shame there was no machines at work. Would have been lovely to see one running.

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Book the tour it is much more informative than just walking around , the setting is beautiful sitting on the river Tess, buy duck food on the shop to feed swans and duck in the river very therapeutic .

Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

My daughter won a family pass and we were looking forward to our visit - but totally disappointed - Very unwelcoming - our 3 very enthusiastic children were eager to learn and they didn't get acknowledged by 1 member of staff, they wanted to try...More

Thank Jessliam
ManagerWSM, Manager at Whitchurch Silk Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

I am really sorry you and your family had a poor experience. This is well below my expectations for how visitors should be welcomed. It will be raised with the team to raise awareness that they need to welcome everyone as if they were being...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Went on a Sunday, on a sunny day, the view on approaching the building is very photogenic. The river feeding the mill is very clear, making it easy to see the large fish, the ducks antics are also fun to watch. You enter via the...More

Thank DickyTrowbridge
ManagerWSM, Manager at Whitchurch Silk Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your visit. With our refurbishment beginning very soon, it will soon be more accessible too

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Visited the mill today but found the video units not working and the visitor information around the inside of the mill itself somewhat poor. The mill is about to under go some improvements for visitor access etc so lets hope they improve the visitor experience....More

Thank hampshireogg
ManagerWSM, Manager at Whitchurch Silk Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience of your visit to the Mill. Much of our interpretation is tired and dated and will be refreshed with the Heritage Lottery Funded 'Preserving the Fabric'. Please comeback after July 2018 to see the many changes we will have...More

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