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.

The Baking Kitchen

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


Part of a spinning wheel

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' meeting will be on Saturday September 27th at 10am.

Events at the museum Event Calendar

From 4th October 2014 to 5th October 2014


The Museum comes alive!
Ongoing demonstrations of traditional crafts such as spinning, weaving, rag-rugging, bread making, bobbin lace, and clog making plus many more.
Home made cakes in our tea rooms.
Open from 12.30 - 5pm each day.

Current exhibition Exhibition Program

Until 28th September 2014

The Colne Valley - A Personal View

Photographic exhibition by Di Carey, who has lived in West Yorkshire for a large part of her life, and in Golcar for the last fourteen years. Over that time, she has developed a passion for the local landscape and its wildlife.