Structural engineering experts have said the 115 feet (35 metres) high chimney at Queen Street Mill is in need of strengthening work following a detailed inspection. To allow the work to take place, part of the building has to be cordoned off for health and safety reasons. Visitors will still be able to visit the weaving shed when the museum does reopen to the public on special dates this season:
There will be free access to the museum on these special days.
The number of days the building will reopen this year has been limited to ensure work can be undertaken as quickly as possible. However, we would welcome pre-booked guided tours Monday to Friday. For more information please contact the site on 01282 412555 or email email@example.com to discuss dates and charges.
Schools are still welcome to book all learning sessions.
Negotiations remain underway in the long term to identify a new operator.
The access statement describes the access, facilities and services at the museum.