We are open today - Easter Monday!
Our volunteers have worked really hard and now all of the period rooms on the upper floor are now open to the public.
We look forward to welcoming visitors old and new to our newly refurbished museum
NEW OPENING TIMES:
Saturdays and Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays,
From April to October 2 - 5pm
From November to March 1 - 4pm
Meanwhile we are now taking bookings for schools and group visits in 2017.
Step through the door of our traditional weavers' cottages and you'll be transported back into the early 1850s.
Wander through Colne Valley Museum's period living room and wash kitchen to admire the Yorkshire range, flagstone floor and rag rugs.
The Museum Collection
Once we are fully open our Collections will be available for research purposes. Please contact the Museum so that access can be arranged.
Our new Children's Activity Corner can be found in the small gallery adjacent to the tea room, with a variety of activities and traditional toys.
There might be some supervised activities such as painting, paper-modelling, or story-telling, or children can help themselves to a book to read or a game to play.
There is also a 'selfie' opportunity to dress up in Victorian clothes!
Museum Members & 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)
Our next volunteers' meeting when you can come along for a cuppa and meet up with other volunteers is on Saturday May 6th. Tea and coffee from 10am, meeting starts at 10.30am.
Heritage Lottery Grant
WE DID IT!
Our dedicated team of volunteers have kept the museum running for 47 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 now available 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.
Colne Valley Museum is run entirely by its volunteer members and receives no core funding. 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.)
Thank you - and come and see us!
Events at the museum
From 13th May 2017 to 13th May 2017
The Museum is pleased to support Golcar Lily Day which has for it's theme this year "Golcar Framed."
Our Spring Rock Tea Rooms will be displaying photographs of the village from Renaissance (which will be for sale).
Upstairs in our new meeting room we will be showing a series of short films about the museum over the years, courtesy of the Huddersfield Film Society.
There will also be some children's D-I-Y activities and our volunteers will be demonstrating traditional crafts throughout the day.
Don't forget to visit our Victorian kitchen where our bread team will be baking our famous Golcar Lily Loaf - first come, first served!
We will be serving refreshments all day in our Spring Rock Tea Room.
FREE ADMISSION - OPEN AT 10.30am
From 29th April 2017 to 29th May 2017
Colne Valley Art Society stage their annual exhibition demonstrating a range of artistic styles and media.