West Park Museum


Macclesfield

Tuesday to Sunday - 1- 4pm (March to November)
Wednesday to Sunday - 1pm - 4pm (November to March)
Check website for Bank Holiday opening times

About this Museum


West Park Museum was purpose built to house the Egyptian collections of Victorian explorer Marianne Brocklehurst, daughter of the Macclesfield mill owner, John Brocklehurst. Marianne made several journeys to Egypt with her friend, Mary Booth, during which she collected artefacts and kept a detailed diary which included watercolour paintings of her travels. The collection was brought back to her home in Macclesfield, and as a result the town now hosts a highly significant collection of Egyptology.

The museum also contains displays on local history and fine art.

  • The museum includes works by the artist Charles Tunnicliffe, famous as the original illustrator of Tarka the Otter.
  • Many Macclesfield people remember the giant panda from their childhood. It was donated to the museum by Captain Henry Brocklehurst who had shot the panda in China in 1935.
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Address

Prestbury Road
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10 3BJ

Prices

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Contact

01625 613 210

Visit info

Length of visit

Up to 1 hour

Activities

Hands-on family activities during the school holidays – check the website for details.

Facilities

Small shop selling Egyptian items, information booklets and Tunnicliffe-related items.

Photography

Photography is allowed.

Access

Step-free access. No public toilets available, although there are some in the park.

Getting there
By car:

Short drive from Macclesfield town centre

By train:

Nearest station is Macclesfield

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