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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Queen Street, Burnley BB10 2HX, England
+44 1282 412555
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Educational and fun

I'm sorry to say there is now a question mark over the museums survival. It's a fabulous place with... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
David W
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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This mill unfortunately closed earlier this year due to budget cost cuts.When it was open it had... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
peterc29
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Queen Street, Burnley BB10 2HX, England
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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

Thank David W
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.

Thank peterc29
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

Thank APK1920
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 18 September 2016

What a fabulous place. Went with friends before it closes at the end of the month along with Helmshore Textile Museum. It is a tragedy that these great places are closing. Queen Street Mill was used as a location in The King's Speech and praised...More

Thank Val528789
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great place to visit with so much on show and lots to learn. These mills need to be saved and it is an absolute disgrace they are under threat of closure! I wish someone would privatise places like this or we are going to lose...More

Thank Leanne D
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Daveeed
Hi - is it open on Sats. is it open on Suns
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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Stuart R
Hi David, Do they allow photography in here? Thanks Stu
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
Are dogs allowed?
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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