Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
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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!
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Teresa W
1 contribution
Wonderful experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
So enjoyed our visit, David our main guide and Colin the weaver, so informative, happy to answer our maybe strange questions! This is a must do in the area , so interesting. Should be more expensive or a box to add a donation. More than worth the entry fee. Thank you for all your time.
Written June 17, 2021
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MuppetInManchester
Manchester, UK324 contributions
Small but perfectly formed
May 2021
Very interesting. We had our own personal tour (the mill staff were very helpful and flexible to accommodate us). Excellent piece of local industrial history with a global reach. Our guides were informative and enthusiastic. The mill's setting next to its 'lodge' was so peaceful.

We didnt have time to stop at the cafe but fully intended to return (when the engine's running again) for the full experience.
Written June 3, 2021
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Paul T
13 contributions
Step back in time
Mar 2021
The volunteers at Queen St Mill take real pride in keeping this Mill working to remind us our industrial past.. also the location for the film scene with Colin Firth in the king’s speech
Written March 26, 2021
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Howard-Liverpool
Liverpool, UK2,725 contributions
Brilliant
Nov 2019
Wow what a great place to visit - went for a half hour visited and stayed for 3. The guys - volunteers who too us round on a guided tour were really brilliant. They told us so much but put over in such a way as to be fascinating and wanting more. We watched we learned we enjoyed. The whole place and the guys were fascinating. The cafe was really good and the chocolate cake - Yummy. Steam engine not working but will soon be back in operation. So - Another visit. DEFFO
Written November 2, 2019
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Sbm2161
Reading, UK36 contributions
Amazing place
Oct 2019
This is a really wonderful museum. It has knowledgable and interesting staff, a nice cafe and a lovely atmosphere. It’s also very beautiful. The main weaving room is breathtaking, Absolutely worth a trip.
Written October 13, 2019
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Richard A
28 contributions
Very interesting museum
Aug 2019
This really has to be the most interesting industrial museum I've visited - everything from a steam engine to over three hundred restored weaving mills and the full story of how it all works from very informative guides. Fascinating (and super cheap too), I was there most of the afternoon it was so good.
Written August 18, 2019
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Farwriter
London, UK64 contributions
Wonderful
Aug 2019
I visit a lot of industrial heritage museums and this one was one of the best I've been to. Ridiculously good value at only £3 for adults and £2 concessions - they could charge double that and it would still be great value. The tour guide was very engaging and was brilliant at explaining the different parts of the cotton process and demonstrated some of the machines. There were many details included which were new to me, in spite of having visited old mills and factories before. He then handed over to a different guide to demonstrate the looms in the warehouse and a third guide took us to see the huge Victorian horizontal steam engine which used to power the hundreds of machines in the mill. The guided tour took about two and a half hours in total and after that we were free to wander around and read some of the display material at our leisure. Of course the piece de resistance is the weaving shed which now has 300 looms but once held 900. I found it strangely moving to see these beautiful old machines in action, still so smooth and efficient - the Victorians really knew how to build things! Highly recommended.
Written August 10, 2019
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KERISONG
Burnley, UK42 contributions
Definitely worth a visit!
Aug 2019 • Couples
Excellent interesting and informative visit by enthusiastic knowledgeable guides. Terrific museum and friendly staff from start to finish. Guided tour took us over 2 hours & could easily have spent much longer asking further questions. Will definitely be visiting again, highly recommended. Great value for money. Many thanks!
Written August 10, 2019
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Unhappy chappy
Manchester, UK37 contributions
Best little tour in town.
Aug 2019
Went to Queen Street Mill as a trip from a group I attend. There were 8 ladies, two of them with walking difficulties.
This was no problem to the mill, as they provided seats for them, which were extremely light and we were able to carry them round and sit when needed, The mill is all on the ground floor so no stairs to climb, another bonus.
The tour was very informative, from the basic hand loom operation right through to the mechanical looms which are still in operation today. Our guide Dave Cannon was excellent, he explained every process along the way, even demonstrating the machines. This is well worth a visit. we will be coming back when the steam engine is operational.
Written August 7, 2019
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Dunc1971
Manchester, UK236 contributions
An amazing place. Everyone should see it!
Jun 2019 • Solo
A remarkable museum, housed in the only surviving steam-powered cotton mill in the world. I arrived on a scorching June afternoon, having walked all the way from Burnley bus station. You can get the #5 bus, which appears pretty frequent. It's only £3 to visit. A chap called Derek gave me a personal tour, showing me the boilers, the stunning steam engine, the various shuttles, pirns and looms. Another chap demonstrated the looms, including a towelling loom. Very informative. The vast weaving shed with line after line of looms is a sight to behold. This industrial life is ancient history now; the UK no longer has a textile industry. This in itself is tragic, but the county of Lancashire in particular, is forever linked to the production of cotton cloth. Millions of people were employed in mills like this. This museum, like 4 others in the county, was closed down due to lack of funds a couple of years ago; mercifully money appears to have been found to restore opening to 4 days per week. We must support such institutions - without history, what are we?
Written June 29, 2019
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