Step through the door of our traditional weavers' cottages and you'll be transported back to the early 1850's.

Wander through Colne Valley Museum's period living room and wash kitchen to admire the Yorkshire range, flagstone floor and rag rugs.


The Clogging Workshop


Cans and a lantern

Visit the Loom Chamber, Spinning and Cropping rooms to delve into textile history, and venture into the clog-maker's workshop with its full range of period tools.

There's always something new to see in our Exhibition Room and often spinning, weaving and clog-making demonstrations.

Children's Corner

Children's Corner

A Children's Activity Corner is usually tucked away in the Exhibition Room of the museum, with a variety of activities and traditional toys to occupy younger children.

There might be some supervised activities such as painting, paper-modelling, or story-telling, or children can help themselves from the book case to read on the rag rug.

Museum Volunteers

The museum is run entirely by volunteers--without them we would cease to exist.
If you are interested in playing a part in keeping the museum going--either by sharing your skills or learning new ones, then do consider joining us. (Click on Membership--Volunteer members)

The next Volunteers' get-together will be the Christmas Party on Tuesday December 16th at 7pm when there will be Mince Pies, Merriment and Good Cheer!
The next meeting will be on Saturday January 3rd 2013 at 10am.

Spring Rock Tea Rooms

A pot of tea or coffee served in a china cup, along with a home made cake or biscuit (including gingerbread men at this time
of year!) is proving very popular to our visitors.

However, you don't have to be a visitor to enjoy these--
just come along for a cuppa and a chat!

Events at the museum Event Calendar

From 29th November 2014 to 30th November 2014

Christmas Market and Stir Up Sunday

Browse our Christmas Craft Market and indulge in some Christmas shopping for unusual and unique gifts including vintage toys and traditional craft kits.
Our tea room will be serving traditional Christmas goodies including mince pies and Christmas cake served with Wensleydale cheese.
Come and help Mrs. Sykes make her Christmas Puddings on Stir Up Sunday and learn about other Christmas customs.
Open 1.00 - 4.00pm both days.

Current exhibition Exhibition Program

Until 23rd November 2014

A Touch of Magic

A fascinating look at the history of magic – a wonderful treasure trove of magical artefacts and materials from years gone by
(with some tricks to try for yourself!)

And don't miss our Magic Weekend on October 25 & 26th!