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.


One of the large looms weaving cloth 36 inches wide

Big Wheel

The hand-driven wheel on the Spinning Jenny.

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 is to be a film evening with refreshments on Friday August 29th at 7.30pm.


Until August 31st:
To commemorate the onset of WW1, and to remember the men and boys of Golcar who joined up to serve their country, we present an extra exhibition, displaying the results of research into the military records of many of the local soldiers and depicting the main battles in which they took part.

Events at the museum Event Calendar

From 13th September 2014 to 14th September 2014

Tea For Two

Back by popular request!
Scone baking in our Victorian kitchen and cream teas served (in china cups and saucers) in our new and elegant Spring Rock Tea Room.
Ongoing demonstrations of spinning, weaving and Clog-making.
Open at 12.30 - 5.00pm
Free admission.
A Heritage Open Days event.

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.