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.


Clog soles and various sizes of patterns for the clog uppers

Weaving Machines

The warp on a loom

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 to a book to read.

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 meeting will be on Saturday April 25th at 10am. Come and join us for a coffee and find out how you can help in the next few exciting months of our Heritage Lottery project!!

Spring Rock Tea Rooms

A pot of tea or coffee served in a china cup, along with a slice of home made cake or biscuit 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!

Heritage Lottery Grant

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.)


The Museum has to raise £36,000 as our match funding for the HLF grant. The Grand Draw - tickets are £1 each and available from the Museum or Museum members - is a fun way of raising the money as well as giving our supporters the opportunity to win one (or more!) of these fabulous prizes. here is the list to date, but more are still coming in, thanks to our wonderful donors!

Star Prize: A Spring weekend break in Anglesey (self catering)
2nd prize: a £50 note
Bird feeding station, nuts and nest box (C V Garden Centre)
Butcher’s voucher
Bottle of champagne (Morrison’s, Meltham)
Bottle Cava
Bottle Asti Spumante
Bottle gin
The Golcar Lily Voucher
Joanne Harris signed book
T shirts
Huddersfield Choral CDs
Vanilla Bean (Slaithwaite) voucher
Green Valley Grocer (Slaithwaite) Voucher
Handmade Bakery (Slaithwaite) Voucher
Cobwebs (Slaithwaite) Voucher
Signed watercolour
Free MOT
A pair of framed Frank Sutcliffe photographs
‘Box’ of chocolate
Two hand-crafted scarecrow dolls
Hand-painted carafe and glass
Set of cake tins and cook's apron
Hamper from Suma

Events at the museum Event Calendar

From 24th April 2015 to 24th April 2015

Robinson Riley

Kenneth Fedzin, local author, will give a talk on his book Robinson Riley - a working class family in the West Riding of Yorkshire 1749 - 1929.
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets for this event are £6, including refreshments, and are available from the museum.

Current exhibition Exhibition Program

Until 10th May 2015

Colne Valley Art Society's annual exhibition

An exhibition displaying the wealth of artistic talent in the CVAS.