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I last visited as a child in the 1980’s and the museum is still going strong. It’s a fascinating... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2019
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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For a small museum this is fantastic it exhibits are over 3 floors which include a Victorian... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Colne Valley Museum aims to show visitors the way of life of the people of the old West Riding of Yorkshire who made worsted and woollen cloth in their homes in the 19th century. You can see what their houses were like and how the looms and other...more
Cliffe Ash, Huddersfield HD7 4PY, England
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Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

I last visited as a child in the 1980’s and the museum is still going strong. It’s a fascinating glimpse of local/social history of the wool industry in the 1850’s. There are demonstrations of a spinning Jenny & clog making. The museum is entirely staffed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Janet J, volunteer at Colne Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thank you for your review and we're delighted that you came to visit us again. We find that a fair number of our visitors first came to the museum as part of a school group but it comes as no surprise because we have had...More

Reviewed 15 November 2018

For a small museum this is fantastic it exhibits are over 3 floors which include a Victorian kitchen it has visitors from around the world & is run totally by volunteers advisable to check web site for opening timesMore

Date of experience: April 2018
Janet J, volunteer at Colne Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you, Colin. We're always amazed when we have visitors from around the world. From our visitor book they include not just Europe but the USA, Australia and even Peru. Our opening times are currently in the winter phase Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Colne valley museum is right up my street. My family were in the mill . My father then went down the mine but mum spent most of her work time in the mill. Volunteers run the attraction and are full of local history. Your surrounded...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Janet J, volunteer at Colne Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you for your kind words - we are not a museum with lots of 'Don't touch' signs. We want visitors to be able to handle as many of our artefacts as possible and the only exceptions are items with moving parts that need a...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

It is in our village and visited a few times. Thre is a pleasant little tea shop and several rooms of interesting exhibits from clog making to weaving and some interchangeable exhibits. It is all run by local volunteers and they stage special events, Also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Janet J, Volunteer at Colne Valley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you from the Colne Valley Museum volunteers to everyone who has reviewed us for your kind words. It gives us a boost when we hear how much visitors appreciate what we do -- we enjoy our work and welcome any comments or suggestions for...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

Housed in three converted 19th century weavers’ cottages, this small museum provides an insight into a weaver’s life in the early 1850s. You can visit a handloom chamber, a spinning room and a cropping room, as well as a clog maker's workshop and a Victorian...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Very warm welcome to this very interesting museum that recreates how people lived around the time of the Industrial Revolution. Interesting volunteers in each room and a lovely place for a cake and a cuppa. Really enjoyed our visit. Well done all of you.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Fascinating museum, showing how people lived in weavers cottages before the industrial revolution. Showing the living space and the looms. Other interesting displays like a whole clog makers/cobbler's workshop. There is a small cafe selling homemade cakes and a shop selling well chosen quality items.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

When the email confirming your visit ends "we'll get the kettle on" you know you are in for a warm welcome. The museum comprises three old weavers' cottages and is filled with period equipment such as looms. Volunteer John showed us how the weaving works...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I love this little museum. It’s so interesting and never dull. The volunteers are so friendly, passionate and knowledgable about their craft. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is an absolute gem! Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers, who will show you the spinning, weaving and cooking in action. It’s a long way from traditional museums with glass cases - you can get up close and see the fantastic machines in use. Really...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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