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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Queen Street, Burnley BB10 2HX, England
+44 1282 412555
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Steampunk festival

Absolutely great place to go for informative staff and passionate about the mill and the history of... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
danpadmar
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Lancashire England uk
via mobile
ITS CLOSED DOWN

Thanks to Lancashire County Council Budget Cuts..... We are "Gutted" because we live in Burnley... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
chris k
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average1%
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Queen Street, Burnley BB10 2HX, England
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+44 1282 412555
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely great place to go for informative staff and passionate about the mill and the history of the cotton trade of the day and facilities and eaters sre great

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Thanks to Lancashire County Council Budget Cuts..... We are "Gutted" because we live in Burnley. but we never got round to Visiting this Amazing Place.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I'm sorry to say there is now a question mark over the museums survival. It's a fabulous place with the only working steam powered looms. Part of the kings speech film was set here. The people who are mainly volunteers are great with the kids....More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This mill unfortunately closed earlier this year due to budget cost cuts.When it was open it had working weaving looms & steam engine plus very informative guides who keep the looms working.Queens mill is a credit to all the staff who looked after the mill.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Have visited this museum a few times over the years and have enjoyed it every time and have learnt something every time. But in their wisdom Lancashire County Council decided to close it in their rush to save money and deprive, us, the people, an...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was a great insight into the way we were. Its a crying shame that it has closed down due to lack of funding. I do believe that school trips are still accepted.

Thank Ivan J
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and turned up on a Sunday morning but there's signs up stating the attraction is now closed. Quite disappointed really as there is nothing in the local area quite like it. Short sightedness by some bean counter at the council...More

1  Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Fantastic piece of our heritage. Go when the 500HP steam engine is running and try to imagine the noise made by 2 looms magnified by 500 !! Good value, fascinating and good cafe, well done. Whist we were there we were told that Lancashire Council...More

Thank henryf0rd
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Fantastic opportunity to see a working textile mill in action and, except for the looms, to get close to most of the machines and really see how they work. Our volunteer guide was excellent in explaining the mechanisms and explaining work in the mill. Truly...More

1  Thank goldenstater
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fabulous. A room full of machines..which still work. Lots of different types of machines doing different jobs...all working and demonstrated. The huge steam engine on top floor comes on several times a day. This generates the power needed to work the main weaving machines. The...More

Thank EdwinaA
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Daveeed
15 March 2017|
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Response from peterc29 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately due to government cut backs sorry to say it closed last year.
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Roger H
24 December 2015|
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Response from Graham T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they definitely do allow photography for private usage. I use a large dslr, and they ask if the photos are for personal use.
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Denise S
24 June 2015|
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Response from mslancashire503927 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't have thought so inside the working mill but couldn't say for sure. Give them a call they are very friendly and obliging. Sorry can't be more specific
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