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 will be on Saturday February 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!
MUSEUM CLOSURES DURING WINTRY WEATHER
Visitors to the Museum are advised to check that we are open during extreme weather conditions before they set out.
(Please telephone 01484 65972--if you only get the answer machine it probably means there is no-one there to answer your call.)
Not only may the entrance to the Museum be affected in snowy weather, but parking in the village may be limited if residents choose to park their cars on the main road rather than risk the steep lanes.
Thank you. Keep warm!
Events at the museum
From 31st January 2015 to 1st February 2015
Come and see how marmalade is traditionally made in our Victorian kitchen--there will be some to buy too! (and other home made preserves.)
Until 8th February 2015
A fascinating exhibition reflecting on how we coped on the Home Front during WW2.