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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Queen Street, Burnley BB10 2HX, England
01282 412555
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Burnley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Description: 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!
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burnley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The mill I s still one of the best attractions in the north with a larger range of towels aprons .the cafe has a l so been improved if that was possible with soup sandwiches and Latinos on the menu especially one should take advantage of the range of delicious home mad cakes scalable

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If your interested in the history of lancashire textile industry then this is for you a full weaving shed of old looms all working the old steam engine is a fantastic thing to view

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

After a great day at Helmshore Mill (strongly recommended) we went to Queen St. Being only working steam-driven mill remaining, was great to see the passion of the friendly staff as you move around the mill at your own pace. Great demonstrations given, allowing you to safely experience the noise and vibrations within the mill. Excellent to see the boiler... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Used as one of the scenes in "The Kings Speech" this original cotton mill still in use as a museum is well worth visiting. See the original looms still producing material for tea towels etc. Make sure to see the original steam engine in action. Burnley residents go free of charge.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This Mill was featured in the film "The Kings Speech" and we thought that it would be nice to go and see if it really looked like that - we were not disappointed. We did not know what to expect as we walked towards the entrance -the door opened and as you enter you receive a lovely warm welcome from... More

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bolton
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We decided to go yesterday, we have kept meaning to visit, but things arise, but at last we made it what a brilliant place, the staff were excellent, friendly, nothing too much trouble, and knowledgeable. Best bits are the weaving shed, we couldn't believe the noise, with the weaving demonstration, and that is only with 3 looms running, absolutely deafening,... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is the last commercial steam powered textile weaving mill in the world and something everyone should see and experience. A fantastic working engine and breath taking weaving shed that cannot be seen anywhere else. The noise is unforgettable, like nothing else you will ever experience and gives an idea of what those working there in years gone by had... More

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burnley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the last steams engine in the world still running the original looms. Worth a visit the atmosphere alone. But the lady in the cafe mAkes very good sandwiches and cake

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

What a wonderful afternoon Even if you have never worked in a textile mill it is so interesting. The steam engine "Peace" is superb beautiful piece of engineering. A must to see if you are in Burnley

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic place to visit. So much history and culture to discover in a one the last few remaining textile mills. The museum is very much alive, with running demos of various looms including towelling. The noise level in the 300 loom weaving shed is a must to experiance, all it's missing is Les Dawson's 'Cissie and Ada'.All the staff... More

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