Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum is reopening on Saturday 26 May 2018 at 12 noon. The museum will be reopened by County Councillor Peter Buckley, Cabinet Member for Community and Cultural Services.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

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

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 cottonwere transformed into yarn, ready to be woven intocloth
  • 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

26 May - 27 July 2018 - Saturday 12noon - 4pm

From 27 July the museum will then open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12noon-4pm until 28 October 2018 and between Easter and the end of October 2019.

Outside of these public opening hours, schools are still welcome to book all learning sessions and pre-booked groups can be arranged for guided tours.

For more information ring 01706 226459 or email helmshoremuseum@lancashire.gov.uk.

Negotiations remain underway in the long term to identify a new operator.


Facilities

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

Resources for schools


Access statement

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