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.


Cans and a lantern


The rod above the fireplace was used for drying things. Often the best china or ornaments were displayed on the mantelpiece.

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 to a book to read.

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 March 28th at 10am. Come and join us for a coffee and see how we work!

Spring Rock Tea Rooms

A pot of tea or coffee served in a china cup, along with a slice of home made cake or biscuit is proving very popular to our visitors.

However, you don't have to be a visitor to enjoy these--just come along for a cuppa and a chat!

Heritage Lottery Grant

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 AGM will be held at the museum om Wednesday March 25th at 7.30pm. All members are invited to attend.

On Now! Event Calendar

Until 29th March 2015

Easter Crafts and Bread Bake

White bread demonstration in our Victorian kitchen (take some home for tea!) and Easter Craft activities for our younger visitors. Open at 12.30.

Current exhibition Exhibition Program

Until 6th April 2015


A display from the wonderful collection of the Knitting & Crochet Guild. Talks and demonstrations are also planned--see 'Events' programme..