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Stott Park Bobbin Mill

This English Heritage museum really excelled my expectations and it is very well worth a visit. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roger W
A treat not to be missed

A fantastic experience. Guided tours last about an hour and are extremely interesting and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Colton, Ulverston LA12 8AX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This English Heritage museum really excelled my expectations and it is very well worth a visit. The pre-Victorian Mill built in 1835 is very well preserved and was still producing bobbins until 1971. The guided tour is excellent and the guide was extremely knowledgeable and...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic experience. Guided tours last about an hour and are extremely interesting and informative. The guide takes you on a journey from 'tree to bobbin' demonstrating techniques using the old machinery. The guide involved the children in the group telling/showing them what they would...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit, even on a sunny day. The history of bobbin making gives an in sight into the industrial revolution more widely and this 'working' museum is as it was when full time production stopped. Excellent display boards outside and guided...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very warm welcome and great tour by Caroline. The mill is a fascinating insight into our industrial history with a sensitive and imaginatively conserved historic plant. To be warmly commended.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy day and throughly enjoyed the experience! The sign said it was open Wednesdays through to Sundays with tours on the half an hour. We parked in the car park that was £3 pay and display, but this was refunded on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this by accident it was absolutely fascinating, we arrived just as a tour was starting and were able to join the group. Extremely well presented with working demonstrations of some of the machinery. Well worth a visit

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Stopped in to this English Heritage location just near where were staying on the Graythwaite Estate. A lovely small mill with fascinating history and brought to life by the wonderful ladies who work there. Lots of great stories of how the mill worked and the...More

2  Thank Charlotte N
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Very informative and interesting tour of this well presented and preserved bobbin mill. The tour guide went into very detailed account of the bobbin industry and showed how they used to make the bobbins, giving the youngsters on the tour a freshly made bobbin to...More

2  Thank Nina R
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Live demonstrations using original machinery. Knowledgeable guide. A good educational place to visit.

1  Thank MichaelL10043
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We came across this museum by chance, as it wasn’t one that was on my radar as somewhere we could visit with dogs. The gentleman who conducted the guided tour was passionate about the museum and its history and gave an interesting commentary. Some of...More

2  Thank elcy2017
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1 September 2018|
Response from Brochureaddict | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can’t help with this. Have you tried contacting the Mill or Tourist Board? We had a lovely meal at the Swan at Newby Bridge. We ate outside as big area by the river that would certainly be dog friendly. It was quite... More
13 August 2018|
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Response from Brochureaddict | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure that you can take them around the factory but I do remember seeing a dog there so it’s worth giving them a ring
8 July 2018|
Response from mi c |
Yes we sell the Stott Park Bobbin Mill guidebook with the red spine in our gift shop. We also have various sizes of original bobbins for sale and you can find some unique items made out of bobbins. We have kitchen roll... More