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


1 April – 30 Sept 2016






12pm – 4pm


12pm – 4pm


12pm – 4pm


12pm – 5pm


12pm – 5pm

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


  • 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.