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“Great working museum & included tour”

Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Ulverston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a really well done museum which brings to life what working in the bobbin mills of the Lake District would have been like. There are frequent guided tours with very knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. On the tour you got to see the full processes of making a bobbin and learn about how they would have been used. It was really good to see all the machines working and the guide actually make bobbins from the beginning.
This would be a good museum for kids - the guides were very good at getting the children in our tour group interested through props and relating what they would have been doing in the bobbin mill (at age 9) if they worked there.
We were fortunate to be there when the steam engine was running (which I think is only at busier times - this was a bank holiday) and it was very interesting to see.
Nice gift shop where you can buy bobbins.
Good price for this type of attraction with tour included - £6.40 per adult in the summer.
Overall a great half day activity for all ages and dogs are allowed in!

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

This working mill opened in 1835 and finally closed in 1971.

The tour is well worth the money, the guides are very knowledgeable and clearly love the place and the history, any question is answered with great enthusiasm and emotion.

The demonstrations of how the machines worked is fascinating, but very noisy as you can imagine, so you need to concentrate very hard when listening to the member of staff.

All in all a great place to visit.

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a lovely place to visit. All the machines still work and were demonstrated by two very knowledgeable members of staff.

Thank Malcolm3973
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Lots of information to read but also an outstanding guide who brought it all to life with tales of the day to day working of the mill.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile
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