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“Not bad”

Colne Valley Museum
Ranked #15 of 51 things to do in Huddersfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: a visit to this museum enables you to imagine what life in the 1850's was like and is therefore a moving experience. there is no admission fee but donations are greatly appreciated as the museum is run by volunteers.
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

Nice place to visit, enthusiastic staff, interesting venue! Easy to find, I was expecting it to be far more difficult!

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Clarebear72
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Weave your Way to Colne Valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

Many Historic Houses, particularly some of those bearing the Acorn badge can seem over-bearing and stuck up. You are afraid to walk less you wear out hundreds of years of history, and of course you must not touch.

Colne Valley Museum is MADE by its lovely ladies (and gentlemen!) who will explain everything they are doing and show you how its done. The Carding, Spinning and Weaving of wool will be revealed to you. They'll even let you try some of it yourself.

Their enthusiasm is boundless, their knowledge complete, and all is done at the right level. There are no intimidating professors here who will make you feel small. The Colne Valley Folk bring this small Museum to life, it's not about exhibits motionless behind glass cases.

There's a modest charge, £2.50/£2.00 and that's so small you will find yourself shovelling money into the donation box.

Limited opening hours, mainly weekend afternoons, but check first before you set off.

Free parking in the nearby village square, and you'll want to walk around this little place afterwards.

Visited March 2013
4 Thank redsimon
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Brilliant place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

On opening the door to the museum a waft of baking mince pies hit us, always a good start. All the volunteers were welcoming and helpful with some demonstrating the looms, they were all full of information and very interesting. While we were there they had a little Victorian Fair on which was fun and enjoyable. The museum itself doesn't charge admission but they do ask for a donation. It is also reasonably small so would fit well into a day trip around the area or maybe during a walk. There is also a little cafe serving drinks and light snacks.
Overall we thought this was a brilliant visit and both myself and my companion enjoyed ourselves a great deal, would recommend to anyone who happens to be near here.

Visited December 2012
3 Thank DarkStar19
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

A small museum, but with VERY enthusiastic staff who are more than willing to talk about the place for as long as you want to listen.
Well worth a visit.

2 Thank DTDog
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good to look around at lots of history and friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

on bus rout and you can drink small cafe you can watch cloggs being made and cloth to and old fashoin sweets to buy

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Marilyn H
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