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.
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.
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.
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 is on Saturday July 26th at 10am.
Events at the museum
From 26th July 2014 to 27th July 2014
Join in family fun and games such as skipping, diabolo, snakes and ladders, quoits, whip and top and lots more!
(Also in August)
Until 27th July 2014
A double programme of exhibitions:
Bicycles and Mrs Bloomer features the history of the Huddersfield Road Club and the career of Brian Haskell, who rode for Viking Cycles in the 1950s and 60s. It also looks at the growth of bicycling in Britain during the 19th & 20th century and the effect that had upon the independence of women and the attitude of society towards them.
And as for what they wore.......(Mrs. Bloomer had a lot to answer for!)
Made in Huddersfield celebrates just a few of the well known products and industries that made this part of Yorkshire famous and respected in the business world.