Whitchurch Silk Mill

The UK’s oldest working silk mill, a gem of industrial heritage located on the River Test in rural Hampshire. For more than 200 years, the mill has been drawing power from the river via its waterwheel and weaving beautiful silk. Victorian machinery Skilled weavers and tacklers Pre-booked group visits with a guided tour Pre-booked group…

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The Bowes Museum

Founded by John and Joséphine Bowes, The Bowes Museum opened to the public in 1892 and has been delighting groups ever since. John Bowes, the illegitimate son of the 10th Earl of Strathmore, was a successful businessman who inherited his father’s wealth but not his title. In 1847 he moved to Paris and met Joséphine…

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