About us

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Our Story

Colne Valley Museum, a Grade II listed building, is housed in four cottages built in the 1840s by a family of independent cloth manufacturers, the Pearsons, whose relatives still live in Golcar today.

Museum walkthrough

A virtual tour of the Colne Valley Museum, following the visitor’s route


The Museum was originally set up in three weavers’ cottages to preserve the buildings and the traditional skills which were practised there during the nineteenth century.

Membership allows people the opportunity to support our aims of preserving and presenting the craft heritage of this period of valley life.


Colne Valley Museum is a charity run entirely by volunteers. The museum simply wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for members of the wider community who give freely of their time.


The Museum Collection consists of  six main categories: Textile, Domestic Artefacts, Costume, Clog-making, Political Collection and several Photographic Collections.

We operate a rotation system, whereby artefacts are on display at various times in the museum, either in an exhibition or within the period rooms.

We can arrange for members of the public to view specific items in our collections by appointment.

Please telephone 01484 659762 or contact us.

Meeting room

Our meeting room is equipped  with a retractable Screen, overhead Digital Projector, Computer,  DVD and Blu Ray player. We can seat up to 30 people theatre style and can set up a board room table or individual tables as required. (There is an accessible toilet on this floor.)

HLF Project Evaluation Report

The full thirty seven page report is available here.


Links to other companion organisations