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Colne Valley Museum

Cliffe Ash, Huddersfield HD7 4PY, England
+44 1484 659762
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This isn't a must see - it's a must experience

Apart from having wonderful teas coffee and cakes this wonderful little museum is one of the best... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Visitexperience
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
An unexpected jewel

We arrived mid-afternoon on a bright autumn day and, not having visited before, thought it looked... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Michael H
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a visit to this museum enables you to imagine what life in the 1850's was like and is therefore a moving experience. there is no admission fee but donations are greatly appreciated as the museum is run by volunteers.
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Cliffe Ash, Huddersfield HD7 4PY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from having wonderful teas coffee and cakes this wonderful little museum is one of the best experiences for textile fans. The volunteers are very informative and there are some wonderful examples of equipment that enhance the story telling of the spinning and weaving communities...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived mid-afternoon on a bright autumn day and, not having visited before, thought it looked nothing much from the outside. How wrong we were! It's a small but beautiful and well-cared-for museum which gives a real taste, not just in its tea-room, but in...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Its been a while since i last visited here but it has had a fabulous renovation and you can get a real sense of history in the place now. Its a credit to the village of Golcar and lacks only a good coffee machine &...More

1  Thank josephj138
Reviewed 12 July 2017

what a superb resource showing how the textile industry worked when it was a cottage industry. Working looms and spinning equipment. Extremely knowledgeablestaff. And a good cafe

1  Thank amr52
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Parking around the back at the crocket coub or in the street. Only open at weekends and bank ho,idays between 2 and 5 or 1 and 4 in the winter. Staffed by volunteers, the way it is presented is lovely. They dress in era clothing....More

1  Thank RufusBrisbane
Reviewed 12 May 2017

What an interesting and fascinating place to visit. The volunteers that run the museum are simply amazing..they have so much knowledge about this period of history. We visited as a family that crosses several generations. It was fascinating to see some family members recall the...More

1  Thank Maryam S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Really interesting small museum. Really friendly and knowledgeable staff. Have been several times and there has usually been an art exhibition too, with wonderful local pictures. Delicious scones and tea and often the chance to buy scones and bread to take away. Nice interactive things...More

1  Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A chance to step back in time - what better way to reveal the past and the way working class people lived during the Victorian era. CVM is housed within the weavers' cottages that typify Yorkshire vernacular architecture, and is beautifully designed to show the...More

1  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Recently renovated and with mobility access we found it a very interesting place to visit .Weaving demonstrations by people in the costumes of that period,very good coffee shop and helpful volunteers.

Thank linvin03
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Checked opening times on website before visiting only to find after travelling over an hourcto get there that it was closed !!!!! Won't bother again.

2  Thank Kaylizzy
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