Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Holcombe Road, Helmshore, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 4NP

Tel: 01706 226459 Email: helmshoremuseum@lancashire.gov.uk


Nestling side by side in the quiet village of Helmshore in the stunning Rossendale Valley are two original Lancashire textile mills, Higher Mill and Whitaker’s Mill, together known as Helmshore Mills Textile Museum. You can:

  • Soak up the atmosphere of the historic mills and witness original machinery at work.
  • Follow a journey to discover how raw wool and cotton were transformed into yarn, ready to be woven into cloth
  • Experience the Revolution gallery, where you can follow the story of Lancashire's unique role in the industrial revolution
  • Imagine how the grand and mighty waterwheel powered the stocks as they thumped the wet woollen cloth
  • Have fun and learn in an exceptional environment, at our many activities, events and special exhibitions

Opening times

Dec 7 2015 - Feb 14 2016 closed except for pre-booked school visits and pre-booked guided tours for 10 or more people. Contact us to arrange a visit.

2016 

 

Monday 25 January – Sunday 14 February

Monday 15  February – Sunday 21 February

Monday 22 February – Thursday 31 March

From Friday 1st April

Monday

Closed except for pre-booked schools and pre-booked tours for 10 or more people.

 

12.00 – 4.00pm

Closed

Please ring 01706 226459 for details.

Tuesday

12.00 – 4.00pm

Closed

Wednesday

12.00 – 4.00pm

Closed

Thursday

12.00 – 4.00pm

12.00 – 4.00pm

Friday

12.00 – 4.00pm

12.00 – 4.00pm

Saturday

12.00 – 5.00pm

12.00 – 5.00pm

Sunday

12.00 – 5.00pm

12.00 – 5.00pm

All museums are open on all bank holidays between Easter and October, all museums are closed over Christmas and New Year.

Admission charges

Save money with our Xplorer multi-pass tickets

  • Adults £4.00
  • Concessions £3.00
  • Accompanied children free

What's on


Facilities

  • Car park
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Gift shop
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Full disabled access

Resources for schools


Access statement

The access statement describes the access, facilities and services that we offer.