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Colne Valley Museum

Cliffe Ash, Huddersfield HD7 4PY, England
+44 1484 659762
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Nicest little museum around

I love this little museum. It’s so interesting and never dull. The volunteers are so friendly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pennygeorgepops
via mobile
Alive with history!

This museum is an absolute gem! Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers, who will show you the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
susannahwintle
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Huddersfield, 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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“clog making” (6 reviews)
“little gem” (7 reviews)
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Cliffe Ash, Huddersfield HD7 4PY, England
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+44 1484 659762
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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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"cakes"
in 6 reviews
"period costume"
in 2 reviews
"working life"
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"run by volunteers"
in 2 reviews
"the kitchen"
in 4 reviews
"cup of tea"
in 2 reviews
"looms"
in 9 reviews
"weaving"
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"demonstration"
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"clogs"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love this little museum. It’s so interesting and never dull. The volunteers are so friendly, passionate and knowledgable about their craft. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is an absolute gem! Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers, who will show you the spinning, weaving and cooking in action. It’s a long way from traditional museums with glass cases - you can get up close and see the fantastic machines in use. Really...More

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Reviewed 19 March 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

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Reviewed 18 February 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

2  Thank theheys05
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Reviewed 31 January 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

1  Thank Sharron H
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Reviewed 23 January 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

2  Thank susan p
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Reviewed 16 January 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

1  Thank matobeka
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Reviewed 23 November 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 7 November 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 19 September 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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