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Colne Valley Museum

Cliffe Ash, Huddersfield HD7 4PY, England
+44 1484 659762
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Only a short walk from home became members in order to support this delightful small museum packed... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Edwin P
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Fantastic afternoon out

Have not being for years. How it as changed. Run by volunteers who are fantastic. Next to nothing... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
theheys05
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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a visit to this museum enables you to imagine what life in the 1850's was like and is therefore a moving experience. there is no admission fee but donations are greatly appreciated as the museum is run by volunteers.
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  • Terrible1%
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“little gem” (7 reviews)
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Cliffe Ash, Huddersfield HD7 4PY, England
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"clog making"
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"little gem"
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"cottage industry"
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"step back in time"
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"industrial revolution"
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"lace making"
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"cakes"
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"period costume"
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"working life"
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"run by volunteers"
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"the kitchen"
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"cup of tea"
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"looms"
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"weaving"
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"demonstration"
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"clogs"
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Only a short walk from home became members in order to support this delightful small museum packed with interest. Displays change frequently and working looms manned by local volunteers are often in action. The kitchen bakes bread and cakes the small tea room is well...More

1  Thank Edwin P
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Have not being for years. How it as changed. Run by volunteers who are fantastic. Next to nothing to get in made so welcome. Hands on experience for all of us including the children the volunteers took us through time to the industrial revolution. At...More

1  Thank theheys05
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

10/10!!! We called in late on Saturday afternoon... wish we'd gone earlier! NOTE - not open all the time - CHECK BEFORE YOU GO! A great museum with various points of interest from the two kitchens to the living quarters and working life above. On...More

Thank Sharron H
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is an amazing museum. From the outside you think " this won't take long", how wrong! The volunteers who run it do an amazing job. They are all so knowledgeable and so very friendly. What a fantastic resource for the local schools and clubs...More

1  Thank susan p
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Had a really enjoyed couple of hours at this very interesting and informative museum. Staff were very welcoming and knowledgable. Watching history in action was a wow - thank you for showing us how working life was "back in the days". Lovely coffee and cake...More

Thank matobeka
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

Apart from having wonderful teas coffee and cakes this wonderful little museum is one of the best experiences for textile fans. The volunteers are very informative and there are some wonderful examples of equipment that enhance the story telling of the spinning and weaving communities...More

2  Thank Visitexperience
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

We arrived mid-afternoon on a bright autumn day and, not having visited before, thought it looked nothing much from the outside. How wrong we were! It's a small but beautiful and well-cared-for museum which gives a real taste, not just in its tea-room, but in...More

2  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Its been a while since i last visited here but it has had a fabulous renovation and you can get a real sense of history in the place now. Its a credit to the village of Golcar and lacks only a good coffee machine &...More

2  Thank josephj138
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

what a superb resource showing how the textile industry worked when it was a cottage industry. Working looms and spinning equipment. Extremely knowledgeablestaff. And a good cafe

2  Thank amr52
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

Parking around the back at the crocket coub or in the street. Only open at weekends and bank ho,idays between 2 and 5 or 1 and 4 in the winter. Staffed by volunteers, the way it is presented is lovely. They dress in era clothing....More

2  Thank RufusBrisbane
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