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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

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An amazing look back in time.

Sadly the museum has been closed for sometime due to government funding cuts. But this summer there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Burnley, United Kingdom
working mill

The mill was open and running for the general public...fascinating gimps into the industrial past... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2019
jane d
Burnley, England, United Kingdom
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See the world's only working steam powered weaving mill bring the past to life. A rare chance to re-live the days when steam ran the world!
Queen Street, Burnley BB10 2HX, England
+44 1282 412555
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All reviews steam engine well worth a visit industrial heritage great place to visit looms boiler lancashire textiles noise workings factory fired fabric tribute
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sadly the museum has been closed for sometime due to government funding cuts. But this summer there were some static open days, and just one day when the mighty mill steam engine was fired up to power all the mill. The sight and sound of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Almiro1956
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not Actually Been Here, but been past and have read much on the historical need to preserve and conserve the Lancashire Cotton Industry of Spinning Mills and Weaving Sheds. This was not one of the best Mills to attempt to preserve for a variey of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BurnleyCentral
Reviewed 4 January 2019

The mill was open and running for the general public...fascinating gimps into the industrial past of Burnley

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jane d
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Well worth a visit to see the working conditions people had all those years ago, and the noise unbelievable heath and safty would have a field day, it makes you wonder how we survived without them !!! ha ha

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank julian1947
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Do not believe their website which states that the building is open to visitors. It is closed. A sign on the door gives a few dates in the year when it will be open. I wish we'd known that before we set out.

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Icenorum10
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This textile mill is a must visit if you are interested in the history of textile manufacture in the Rossendale valley area. The steam engine is fired-up regularly and is used to drive looms in the factory that produce fabrics. Very experienced, knowledgeable guides explain...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank jerseybill2015
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were lucky enough to go on a free weekend as it is a pricey place to visit so look for the free museum weekends. Decent cafe and parking on site . Lots to see.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank cust0merservicequeen
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a magnificent example of our unique industrial heritage, a monument to Victorian engineering and a tribute to the local Lancashire folk who worked there (including my Grandmother). So much social history contained in it too, this dark satanic mill was organised and owned...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank IanC4098
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Queen Street mill will be open Friday,Saturday and Sunday thanks to L.C.C.reviewing their policies.Please see Queen Street mill website for exact details of opening times it’s well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank peterc29
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

a real life trip back to the past a great place to be with help full staff they know there stuff and how to use it ask any questions about the workings and how to use them and they are always willing to help I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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15 March 2017|
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Response from Val528789 | Reviewed this property |
Both Queen Street Mill and Helmshore Textile Mill have reopened. I think they now open 3 days a week. You will need to check which days.
Roger H
24 December 2015|
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Response from Graham T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they definitely do allow photography for private usage. I use a large dslr, and they ask if the photos are for personal use.
Denise S
24 June 2015|
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Response from mslancashire503927 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't have thought so inside the working mill but couldn't say for sure. Give them a call they are very friendly and obliging. Sorry can't be more specific