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Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
Holcombe Road
Helmshore

Rossendale
Lancashire

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A family friendly museum located on the picturesque West Pennine Moors which, together with its sister museum, Queen Street Mill in Burnley, tells the story of the Lancashire textile industry. The 18th century Higher Mill houses a large working waterwheel and fulling machinery used during the time of the industrial revolution. Whitakers Mill, which is adjacent, is a Victorian cotton mill with original mule spinning and other related machinery. This building also house the Revolution Gallery, with interactive displays, an original Spinning Jenny, the unique Arkwrights Water Frame and a Lancashire Loom.

The museum offers regular demonstrations of the waterwheel, fulling stocks, spinning mules and carding engines, and also offers visitors the opportunity to try hand spinning and weaving for themselves.

Throughout the open season the museum holds frequent special events, workshops and other activity days. A Christmas Fair is also held in the museum on the first Sunday in December.

The Museum re-opened in 2008 following extensive refurbishment, and now boasts a friendly cafe serving fresh food, and a newly-stocked shop. Free entry to cafe and shop. Access for disabled visitors.

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Nearest Train Station: Accrington or Blackburn
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Nearest UK Airport: Manchester
Months Open: January - October 2008
Admission Price: Adults: 4
Adult Season Ticket: 6
Concessions: 3
Children: Free
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Coffee Shop

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