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.


Part of a spinning wheel

The Baking Kitchen

The large bowl is called a pancheon, and was used in bread-making.

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 Corner is 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)

A volunteers' lunch at Scape House is planned for Friday April 25th at midday. (A bus leaves Golcar at 11.45. but please contact Lesley Crawshaw or Margaret Woodcock if a lift is needed.)

The next Volunteers' meeting is on Friday May 23rd at 7.30pm.

Easter Opening Times

We are open for Easter normal times on Saturday and Sunday, and also open Easter Monday 2--5pm.

Events at the museum Event Calendar

From 10th May 2014 to 10th May 2014


Children's make-it-yourself activities.
The famous Golcar Lily Loaf baked in our Victorian kitchen.
Ongoing craft demonstrations.
Home made goodies in our Spring Rock Tea rooms.
Open at 10.30 am

Next exhibition Exhibition Program

From 26th April 2014 to 26th May 2014

Colne Valley Art Society's Annual Exhibition

A rich selection of local artistic talent, demonstrating a range of media, plus their special 'Bargain Sales' corner.