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The nineteenth-century engine, which powers the looms in Queen Street's weaving shed, developed a fault and is currently out of operation.
We are sorry that visitors will not be able to see the historic steam-powered weaving shed in action for the time being, but there will still be weaving demonstrations by running some of our looms in the warehouse area.
Other activities, such as exhibitions and children's activities, will continue as normal, and we have reduced admission charges until the steam engine is back in service.
Until further notice, admission charges at Queen Street Mill will be £2 for adults instead of £3, and £1 for concessions instead of £2. Entry is free for accompanied children and Burnley residents.
Attractions unaffected by the engine shutdown include:
*Weaving demonstrations – electric-powered, on Lancashire, towelling and dobby looms
*Mill Lodge area
*Photographic exhibition – Rose Grove to Darjeeling
*Children's quiz to accompany Rose Grove to Darjeeling – no booking required.
*Simply Textile range
*Pirn winding demonstrations (a spool or reel on which thread or yarn is wound)
*The stables where the mill horses lived
Visitors will also be able to see the steam engine and the Lancashire boiler, but they will not be in operation.