Our volunteers have worked really hard and now all of the period rooms on the upper floor are now open to the public.

We look forward to welcoming visitors old and new to our newly refurbished museum

Saturdays and Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays,
From April to October 2 - 5pm
From November to March 1 - 4pm

Meanwhile we are now taking bookings for schools and group visits in 2018.

Just when we thought we'd seen the last of it more is forecast! Sometimes we may have to close the museum so do check the website for up to date information. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. Stay safe.

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

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


Wool awaiting carding and spinning


Teasels were used to pull the wool fibres so they were all going in the same direction.

The Museum Collection

Once we are fully open our Collections will be available for research purposes. Please contact the Museum so that access can be arranged.

Children's Corner

Children's Corner

Our new Children's Activity Corner can be found in the small gallery adjacent to the tea room, with a variety of activities and traditional toys.

There might be some supervised activities such as painting, paper-modelling, or story-telling, or children can help themselves to a book to read or a game to play.

There is also a 'selfie' opportunity to dress up in Victorian clothes!

Museum Members & 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)
Our next meeting is Saturday April 14th at 10am - come along for a cuppa and find out what's going on and what opportunities we can offer!

Heritage Lottery Grant


Our dedicated team of volunteers have kept the museum running for 47 years now and it has always been our dream to have the whole row of Spring Rock back under single ownership and to create an entire weaver's cottage complete with living kitchen, wash cellar, bedroom and loom chamber.

A new meeting room is now available for the use of local groups, as well as better facilities for our visitors and schools.

We aim to create a Community Heritage Resource Centre, which will give greater access to the museum's collection, especially for those tracing their family history, and many of our documents and photographs will be digitised.

Colne Valley Museum is run entirely by its volunteer members and receives no core funding. We know that our museum is valued by our visitors and if you feel able to make a contribution you can do so either on-line or by old fashioned cheques (payable to Colne Valley Museum, addressed to The Treasurer, Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield. HD7 4PY.)


Thank you - and come and see us!

Spring Rock Tea Room

Enjoy a cup of Yorkshire Tea and a slice of home made cake in our Spring Rock Tea Room where vintage emroidered tablecloths and china cups abound!
We also sell Lottie Shaw's delicious flapjacks and biscuits.

Events at the museum Event Calendar

From 24th March 2018 to 25th March 2018

Easter Craft Weekend

Bread making, spinning, weaving, clog making and other traditional crafts will be demonstrated this weekend. Easter craft activities for the family.
Open 12 - 4pm

Current exhibition Exhibition Program

Until 8th April 2018

Weaving Women's Wisdom

An exhibition of rugs made locally and by a number of different groups as a result of a community textile project supported by Golcar Together.
(Please note amended dates.)