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Whitchurch Silk Mill

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Whitchurch Silk Mill is the UK’s oldest working silk mill and a gem of industrial heritage located on the River Test in quintessential rural Hampshire. For more than 200 years, the mill has been drawing power from the gin-clear waters of the river via its waterwheel and is still weaving beautiful silk using 19th-century machinery.

Learn about the traditions of silk weaving and how the delicate thread is made into fabulous cloth.

Get an interactive hands-on weaving experience and enjoy the family friendly displays, events and activities.

Why we love it:

  • Riverside café on the banks of the River Test.
  • Victorian machinery and waterwheel.
  • Special exhibitions and events programme.

Find out more about accessibility at Whitchurch Silk Mill.