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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

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Address: Queen Street, Burnley BB10 2HX, England
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See the world's only working steam powered weaving mill bring the past to...

See the world's only working steam powered weaving mill bring the past to life. A rare chance to re-live the days when steam ran the world!

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I'm sorry to say there is now a question mark over the museums survival. It's a fabulous place with the only working steam powered looms. Part of the kings speech film was set... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
David W
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I'm sorry to say there is now a question mark over the museums survival. It's a fabulous place with the only working steam powered looms. Part of the kings speech film was set here. The people who are mainly volunteers are great with the kids. Affordable snack bar and a treasure hunt for the kids. Plus they get to see... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This mill unfortunately closed earlier this year due to budget cost cuts.When it was open it had working weaving looms & steam engine plus very informative guides who keep the looms working.Queens mill is a credit to all the staff who looked after the mill.

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Thank peterc29
Whalley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Have visited this museum a few times over the years and have enjoyed it every time and have learnt something every time. But in their wisdom Lancashire County Council decided to close it in their rush to save money and deprive, us, the people, an insight into history with a working example. In their "kind" hearts, they will allow our... More 

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Burnley
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was a great insight into the way we were. Its a crying shame that it has closed down due to lack of funding. I do believe that school trips are still accepted.

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Thank Ivan J
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and turned up on a Sunday morning but there's signs up stating the attraction is now closed. Quite disappointed really as there is nothing in the local area quite like it. Short sightedness by some bean counter at the council probably!

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England
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Fantastic piece of our heritage. Go when the 500HP steam engine is running and try to imagine the noise made by 2 looms magnified by 500 !! Good value, fascinating and good cafe, well done. Whist we were there we were told that Lancashire Council may be withdrawing funding in October 2016 and if so it will have to close.... More 

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Thank henryf0rd
Los Angeles
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Fantastic opportunity to see a working textile mill in action and, except for the looms, to get close to most of the machines and really see how they work. Our volunteer guide was excellent in explaining the mechanisms and explaining work in the mill. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience. I hope it can find a way to stay open.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fabulous. A room full of machines..which still work. Lots of different types of machines doing different jobs...all working and demonstrated. The huge steam engine on top floor comes on several times a day. This generates the power needed to work the main weaving machines. The noise is tremendous.. hard to imagine how it must have been working there. Nice little... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

What a fabulous place. Went with friends before it closes at the end of the month along with Helmshore Textile Museum. It is a tragedy that these great places are closing. Queen Street Mill was used as a location in The King's Speech and praised by Timothy West and Prunella Scales on their Great Canal Journey on the Leeds Liverpool... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great place to visit with so much on show and lots to learn. These mills need to be saved and it is an absolute disgrace they are under threat of closure! I wish someone would privatise places like this or we are going to lose all our heritage and our children will have nothing to see :(

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