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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

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Address: Queen Street, Burnley BB10 2HX, England
Phone Number: +44 1282 412555
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See the world's only working steam powered weaving mill bring the past to...

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!

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Brilliant but hurry as it's closing soon !

Fantastic piece of our heritage. Go when the 500HP steam engine is running and try to imagine the noise made by 2 looms magnified by 500 !! Good value, fascinating and good cafe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
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Burnley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was a great insight into the way we were. Its a crying shame that it has closed down due to lack of funding. I do believe that school trips are still accepted.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and turned up on a Sunday morning but there's signs up stating the attraction is now closed. Quite disappointed really as there is nothing in the local area quite like it. Short sightedness by some bean counter at the council probably!

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Fantastic piece of our heritage. Go when the 500HP steam engine is running and try to imagine the noise made by 2 looms magnified by 500 !! Good value, fascinating and good cafe, well done. Whist we were there we were told that Lancashire Council may be withdrawing funding in October 2016 and if so it will have to close.... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Fantastic opportunity to see a working textile mill in action and, except for the looms, to get close to most of the machines and really see how they work. Our volunteer guide was excellent in explaining the mechanisms and explaining work in the mill. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience. I hope it can find a way to stay open.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fabulous. A room full of machines..which still work. Lots of different types of machines doing different jobs...all working and demonstrated. The huge steam engine on top floor comes on several times a day. This generates the power needed to work the main weaving machines. The noise is tremendous.. hard to imagine how it must have been working there. Nice little... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

What a fabulous place. Went with friends before it closes at the end of the month along with Helmshore Textile Museum. It is a tragedy that these great places are closing. Queen Street Mill was used as a location in The King's Speech and praised by Timothy West and Prunella Scales on their Great Canal Journey on the Leeds Liverpool... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great place to visit with so much on show and lots to learn. These mills need to be saved and it is an absolute disgrace they are under threat of closure! I wish someone would privatise places like this or we are going to lose all our heritage and our children will have nothing to see :(

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burnley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is very near to where i live ...with sadness i hear it is closing end of the month. This is a fantastic place to visit brings back loads of memories such a shame

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lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

this is the last fully working steam driven mill in the U.K the sad story is that Lancashire county council have decided to close this magnificent museum to the people who worked in the cotton industry you don't have long to go and see for yourself what life was like just after the war and before it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A textile mill that has been retained as a working museum. For anyone with connections to the industry it will bring back many memories. There are working demonstrations, and information about the working practices and development of the machinary

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