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Whitchurch Silk Mill

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

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About

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, and made fabrics for shirting and Ede and Ravenscroft’s legal gowns.

Whether you are 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, plus peaceful setting by the River Test, with a riverside café for light lunches and a selection of delicious cakes and treats. When it is warmer you can enjoy the garden and eat by the river. Families, cyclists and walkers are all welcome.

The Mill shop has a huge variety of unique gifts and souvenirs. With books, children’s toys, local produce and beautiful silk products, there is something for everyone. Take a piece of our living weaving heritage home with you by picking up a Whitchurch Silk scarf or souvenir woven on our historic looms. Both our café and shop can be used without admission payment.

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. Special events and exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing the Mill’s textile heritage, local connections and natural surroundings, as well as arts and crafts. There is always something new to see, check the what’s on calendar on our website.

There are family friendly displays, event and activities, with quizzes, explorer back packs and trails there is something for every member of your family.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Adult£4.50 per ticket
Child - Child£2.50 per ticket
Family (2 adults, 3 children) - Family£10.00 per ticket
Senior citizens/student - Concession£4.00 per ticket

Special rates for groups of 10 or more: Group Adult £4; Group Senior Citizen £3.50; Group Child £2.25.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Whitchurch Silk Mill is located on Winchester Street in the centre of Whitchurch, half way between Newbury and Winchester off the A34. Major access routes within easy reach include the A303, M3 and M4. Sat Nav postcode for the Winchester Street Car park is RG28 7AJ. You can see the How to Find Us Leaflet on our website which also has detailed information about free parking.

Public Transport Directions

BY BUS: Whitchurch is easily accessible by bus. • Number 76 - Overton, Basingstoke and Andover • Number 86 – Winchester   For more details visit www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/   BY TRAIN: Whitchurch station is 0.7 miles and 15 minutes’ walk from the Mill and clearly signposted. Whitchurch is on the Exeter to London South West Trains line, with the following places easily accessible:   • Overton – 6 minutes • Andover – 8 minutes • Basingstoke – 15 minutes • Salisbury – 28 minutes • Woking – 35 minutes • London Waterloo – 65 minutes   For more details visit https://www.southwesternrailway.com/plan-my-journey

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children 3+
  • Cot Available - Children's quizzes and holiday activities.

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Event venue
  • Gift shop
  • Open all year
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Village Location - On the River Test

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 10
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group Discount
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10

Opening Times

2019 (3 Jan 2019 - 23 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00*

* Last admission at 4.15pm.
Open most Bank Holidays.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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