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A real, working steam engine add to a great historic visit

This textile mill is a must visit if you are interested in the history of textile manufacture in... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Jersey, United Kingdom
Great place to visit if yopu like history

We were lucky enough to go on a free weekend as it is a pricey place to visit so look for the free... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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See the world's only working steam powered weaving mill bring the past to life. A rare chance to re-live the days when steam ran the world!
Queen Street, Burnley BB10 2HX, England
+44 1282 412555
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Do not believe their website which states that the building is open to visitors. It is closed. A sign on the door gives a few dates in the year when it will be open. I wish we'd known that before we set out.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Icenorum10
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This textile mill is a must visit if you are interested in the history of textile manufacture in the Rossendale valley area. The steam engine is fired-up regularly and is used to drive looms in the factory that produce fabrics. Very experienced, knowledgeable guides explain...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank jerseybill2015
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were lucky enough to go on a free weekend as it is a pricey place to visit so look for the free museum weekends. Decent cafe and parking on site . Lots to see.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank cust0merservicequeen
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a magnificent example of our unique industrial heritage, a monument to Victorian engineering and a tribute to the local Lancashire folk who worked there (including my Grandmother). So much social history contained in it too, this dark satanic mill was organised and owned...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank IanC4098
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Queen Street mill will be open Friday,Saturday and Sunday thanks to L.C.C.reviewing their policies.Please see Queen Street mill website for exact details of opening times it’s well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

a real life trip back to the past a great place to be with help full staff they know there stuff and how to use it ask any questions about the workings and how to use them and they are always willing to help I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank John O
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely great place to go for informative staff and passionate about the mill and the history of the cotton trade of the day and facilities and eaters sre great

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Thanks to Lancashire County Council Budget Cuts..... We are "Gutted" because we live in Burnley. but we never got round to Visiting this Amazing Place.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank chris k
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I'm sorry to say there is now a question mark over the museums survival. It's a fabulous place with the only working steam powered looms. Part of the kings speech film was set here. The people who are mainly volunteers are great with the kids....More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank David W
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This mill unfortunately closed earlier this year due to budget cost cuts.When it was open it had working weaving looms & steam engine plus very informative guides who keep the looms working.Queens mill is a credit to all the staff who looked after the mill.

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank peterc29
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14 March 2017|
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Response from Val528789 | Reviewed this property |
Both Queen Street Mill and Helmshore Textile Mill have reopened. I think they now open 3 days a week. You will need to check which days.
Roger H
23 December 2015|
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Response from Graham T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they definitely do allow photography for private usage. I use a large dslr, and they ask if the photos are for personal use.
Denise S
24 June 2015|
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Response from mslancashire503927 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't have thought so inside the working mill but couldn't say for sure. Give them a call they are very friendly and obliging. Sorry can't be more specific