Obviously, all of this
will cost a lot of money so the mill is asking for
donations, as some grants depend on matching funds
being raised by the mill.
The mill has been
granted National Museum Accredited Status so giving
it the same status as the British Museum and the
Victoria & Albert Museum.
I advise all to tour
the mill before building works start and to view the
plans which are on display in the café.
Mill is a Grade II* listed textile mill built in
1815 on the River Test in the small Hampshire town
of Whitchurch. It was in continuous use until 1985,
when it was saved from inappropriate development and
refurbished. It opened to the public in 1990 under
the management of Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust. It is
one of only four working silk mills in the country
and the only one open to visitors, who can see silk
being woven on historic machinery.
details, see the mill’s website