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Bancroft Mill Engine Trust was formed in 1980 to preserve one of the last working steam mill engines in the area. This magnificent 600HP engine, with its two cylinders and 16 foot flywheel originally drove 1,250 weaving looms. Open (free) most...more
Took our 7 year old for a visit on a "steaming day". The staff were fantastic and really involved her by encourgaing her to turn the engine on! And then gave her a certificate so that she could take it into school for show &...More
We were lucky to arrive on a steaming day the engines were quite amazing. Very informative guide a step back in time. Wonderful that places like this exist and well done to all the volunteers who run it.
This is a fascinating place where you can experience the power of the huge steam engine. Do try to go when the engine is in steam. The volunteers are very friendly and will tell you all about it. They welcome people who want to take...More
Walked through Barnoldswick to Bancroft Mill the place is full of history of two functional steam engines. Staff are very informative and helpful, you can't ask to many questions. You see two working loom's in operation. Great to take the kids
My partner and I who is using a wheelchair at the present time found all the staff welcoming and extremely helpful. The place itself is very interesting and you can access most areas in a wheelchair. The team offered to help with the wheelchair in...More
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very good value for money. Volunteers very welcoming. Guided tour well worth doing and youngsters given encouragement and involved e.g. starting engine under supervision.
A Brill place full of interesting stuff to see and be part of, the people who run it are all very nice and friendly, My grandson was able to turn on the steam engine and got a certificate to take home Nice cup of tea...More
Popped in to see Steam Engines working, stayed long enough to start the Engine, and got an official certificate of proof.
A very rewarding experience, should be experienced by all, especially schools.
The volunteers are very knowledgeable about these engines.