We're sorry the museum is temporarily closed for building work as part of our Sustaining the Dream project. However, we shall be attending many other events - see below 'COLNE VALLEY MUSEUM ON TOUR'
We expect work on our roof to begin July 11th and our re-opening date will depend on how long this work will take. We'd like to thank our loyal supporters for their concerns and patience at our delayed opening - watch this space!
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.
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.
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 to a book to read.
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 lunch meeting of volunteer members will be on Saturday August 6th, 12.30 at The Bull's Head, Linthwaite.
Please book your place with either Lesley Crawshaw or Margaret Woodcock.
COLNE VALLEY MUSEUM ON TOUR!
The Museum still intends to 'pop up' in all sorts of places to enable the public to keep abreast of what is happening with the project and we hope to see you at various fairs and events we have booked over the following months:
Saturday July 30th Woolley Horse Show
Saturday July 30th Upper Hopton Summer Gala
Sunday July 31st Yorkshire Day, Oakwell Hall
Saturday August 13th Halifax Country Show
Saturday September 10th Penistone Show
Saturday October 22nd Lace Fair, Pudsey
We are over the moon at securing a £719,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for our "Sustaining the Dream" project!
Our dedicated team of volunteers have kept the museum running for almost 45 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 also planned 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.
One of the conditions of the grant is that we raise 5% of the funding ourselves - £36,000
We have made a good start but still need to find more, so we have set up an on-line donation opportunity at:
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.)
Events at the museum
From 10th September 2016 to 11th September 2016
Once again our volunteers will be making scones in our Victorian kitchen and serving cream teas in our Spring Rock Tea Room. Come and see what you think of our newly refurbished museum! Open 12 midday to 5pm each day.
From 10th September 2016 to 20th November 2016
The late Tony Haigh, a well known water colour artist, was a long time supporter of Colne Valley Museum and we are very pleased and proud to present an exhibition of his paintings, most of which will be for sale, with a percentage of the profits going to the Museum.