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.


Cans and a lantern


Work in progress in the 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 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 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!


The Museum is now closed over the Christmas and New Year holidays and will be open again on Saturday January 10th at 12.30 - 5.00 pm with a new exhibition "Home Front" and our bread team will be busy in the Victorian kitchen making brown bread.

We wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Events at the museum Event Calendar

From 10th January 2015 to 11th January 2015

Brown Bread Bake

Come in out of the cold and watch our volunteers demonstrate traditional bread making in our Victorian kitchen. And you can buy some to take home for tea!

Next exhibition Exhibition Program

From 10th January 2015 to 8th February 2015

Home Front

A fascinating exhibition reflecting on how we coped on the Home Front during WW2.