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Amazing place with friendly knowledgeable staff

Took our 7 year old for a visit on a "steaming day". The staff were fantastic and really involved... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2019
Kathryn T
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We were lucky to arrive on a steaming day the engines were quite amazing. Very informative guide a... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2019
majorshrl
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South West Scotland
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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
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Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick BB18 5QR, England
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kathryn T
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank majorshrl
Reviewed June 25, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Peter F
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

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 Enjoy.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

What an amazing place, we had our own guided tour!!! We will be back when the engine is in steam! The scale of the buildings, engine and boilers have to been seen.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris G
Reviewed October 21, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Rhodri T
Reviewed August 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ray W
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bernard B
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

An absolute must to see two beautiful Steam engines in action. Very friendly and informative volunteers.

Date of experience: June 2018
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