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Brilliant piece of national history

Recently reopened after the threat of closing due to budget cuts, this remains a brilliantly run... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haslingden, United Kingdom
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Missed opportunity

My friend and I visited during September. I'm aware that there has been some improvements made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Holcombe Road | Helmshore, Rossendale BB4 4NP, England
+44 1706 226459
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently reopened after the threat of closing due to budget cuts, this remains a brilliantly run museum. Suitable for all ages with working spinning machines, lots of informative talks and a working water wheel too! Absolutely worth a visit.

Thank MissyRix
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good first impression as the reception staff were helpful and friendly. The mill was interesting. As it had been both a woollen and cotton mill. There are good displays and clear information.

Thank joseph850
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited during September. I'm aware that there has been some improvements made which have helped to show the cotton mill to it's best and definitely caught and held the attention of young children on the escorted tour. It was a wonderful...More

Thank Sconequeen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with the family over the bank holiday weekend. First time we’ve visited since they reopened. Really fascinating place. Lots to see and do both for adults and kids. They do demonstrations, have interactive displays for kids,videos to wAtch and have lots of display boards...More

2  Thank geejay3
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 hours wondering around. There were two 30min talks with demonstrations of some of the machinery.

Thank JenniferC6677
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Great experience to see some of the original Machinery used in the Industrial revolution - and literally on our doorstep. See the working water wheel and spinning Jenny’s . Lovely cafe with homemade cakes . Look out for the monthly farmers first Sunday of each...More

1  Thank H2245EQelizabethh
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Spent a hour here over the Bank Holiday weekend. Had originally intended to spend our time at East Lancs Railway but as the Mill has just reopened, a vintage bus was provided from Ramsbottom Station. The detour to the weekend schedule was well worth it....More

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I have been lucky enough to go on a group visit to Helmshore Mill Museum today, we had a fabulous guide who kept the interest of our party throughout. We learnt all about cotton production from start to finish, we also saw some of the...More

2  Thank andrewa312
Reviewed 20 February 2018

This is an amazing piece of local history currently closed to all but pre-arranged groups. I’d love to see this reopen to the general public. Just last month we enjoyed a memorable and informative visit as part of a group of several other local home...More

3  Thank Francesca G
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The fair had lots of quirky stalls, selling unusual Christmas cards, log sculpture reindeer, lots of different foods etc. They were spread out on each floor of the Museum so you could also see the old machinery etc. At selected times during the day there...More

Thank Keith B
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29 April 2018|
Response from Keith B | Reviewed this property |
It is now open on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 to 4-30 until 28th October 2018. Christmas Fair on the 1st December 2018