Step back through time and spend a day at Colne Valley Museum which is housed in a row of weavers’ cottages, known as Spring Rock, built circa 1845.
Many of the rooms have been reconstructed in their original form and are furnished and equipped to show the home life of a hand-loom weaver’s family of the period.
We specialise in Keystage 1 and Keystage 2 history-based projects about the Victorian era, and really bring these topics alive with hands-on activities and costumed role-plays.
The Museum can also be used for Keystages 3 and 4 with activities arranged to suit your curriculum requirements.
Our team of enthusiastic staff help to re-create the past, and supervise a range of 19th century activities including baking, washing, ironing, weaving, spinning and traditional crafts. Children love to use the authentic household articles, and can easily compare their way of life with that of a weaver's child 150 years ago.
Since we are a charitable trust, we rely on donations and voluntary work to survive. For this reason we charge a small fee to cover the cost of maintenance and staffing during your visit.
A full day at the museum, for a class of approximately 30 children, (teachers and helpers free) presently costs £150 (£25 for each demonstrator and £100 for the museum.)
Children receive a free complimentary ticket for a future visit.
For more information or to arrange a school visit please telephone Sue Starr or Sheila Osborn on 01484 659762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org