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Gem of a find well worth a visit

Excellent and informative. Very friendly staff. We're worth keeping an eye o special events saw... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
timtill22016
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
Unexpected delight

Never realised that the manufacture of bobbins could be so interesting. The guided tour and demo... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Paul N
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Excellent and informative. Very friendly staff. We're worth keeping an eye o special events saw excellent range I related stuff and had a great time.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

I admit we didn't stay for the tour which at 45 mins looked to be too challenging for our two children, however, we had a good look round the site. Although compact there is a good deal to read, see and experience here for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Never realised that the manufacture of bobbins could be so interesting. The guided tour and demo was excellent.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul N
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I had visited this attraction shortly after it first opened over 30 years ago when we were shown round by a man who had actually worked there when it was operating as a bobbin mill. The place has changed a lot. It is now run...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roger W
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne B
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 26 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jacqui13Blackpool
1 September 2018|
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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
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Chisi76
13 August 2018|
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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
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milnealison6cows2018
8 July 2018|
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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
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