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 to a book to read.
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 we hope will be on Saturday May 30th at 10am. Watch this space in case of a change of venue.
Come and join us for a coffee and find out how you can help in the next few exciting months of our Heritage Lottery project!!
You can also collect your Northern Museums Volunteer Pass - the 'pink pass' which allows you free entry and other concessions when visiting participating museums in the north of England, as a small thank you to our volunteers for all the sterling work you do.
COLNE VALLEY MUSEUM ON TOUR!
Our doors will close temporarily on Sunday May 10th for extensive building work to commence for our Heritage Lottery project. We expect this will take about 5 - 6 months.
However, we will not disappear entirely!
The Museum intends to 'pop up' in all sorts of places to enable the public to keep abreast of what is happening with the project and we hope to see you at various fairs and events we have booked over the summer months.
Our next event is the Macmillan Charity Fair at Holmfirth on Sunday May 31st. then we shall be at Honley Show on Saturday June 13th and also at the Rotary Charity Fair on Sunday June 14th at Huddersfield Open Market, Brook Street.
We are over the moon at securing a £719,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for our "Sustaining the Dream" project!
Our dedicated team of volunteers have kept the museum running for almost 45 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 also planned 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.
One of the conditions of the grant is that we raise 5% of the funding ourselves - £36,000
We have made a good start but still need to find more, so we have set up an on-line donation opportunity at:
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.)
THE GRAND DRAW
The Grand Draw was carried out at 4pm on Golcar Lily Day - Saturday May 9th - and raised £1326 towards our HLF project.
Congratulations to all our winners --there are still some prizes to collect - and a huge thank you to all our supporters and donors of a wonderful selection of prizes.
Events at the museum
From 31st May 2015 to 31st May 2015
Colne Valley Museum will have a stall at this great event at Holmfirth Market Hall - see you there!