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Bancroft Mill

Type:Heritage / Visitor Centre

Gillians Lane, (off Colne Road), Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5QR

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Tel: 07830 027081

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Bancroft Mill

1920 Textile Mill Cross-Compound Steam Engine with rope drive to a countershaft and powered by a hand-fired Cornish Boiler. Bancroft Mill demonstrate weaving tea towels on a Lancashire loom. The towels are on sale in the souvenir shop along with the latest Bancroft Mill DVD (in version 7.01) that runs for over 40 minutes.

On steaming days the engine runs between 11.00 and 3.45 p.m. The site is available for viewing from 11.00am. A further engine rescued from a mill at Bradley near Skipton has now been rebuilt and also is also running under steam.

There is normally ample free parking and the site is 95% accessible. Refreshments are available from 1.00pm on steaming days.

The Museum is open on Saturdays from 11.00 until 4.30pm, when usually, the engines will not be running and maintenance work may be in progress. Some areas may be closed to visitors for a while. Entry on Saturday is £5 per adult and free for children under 14.

Steaming Day entry: £6.00 adult/£5.00 child & concession/£15.00 family ticket. Under 6 years free.

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£6.00 per ticket
Concession£5.00 per ticket
Family Ticket£15.00 per ticket
Under 6 yearsFree

Saturday (Non Steaming day) charges are £5 per adult and free for children under 14.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* On Steaming days the museum is open at 11:00, the engine runs from 1:00pm to 3:45pm.
Weaving demonstrations, free parking, cafeteria and shop.
Please check website for opening dates and times.


Road Directions

Accessible from B6383 & A59, follow brown tourist signs.

Public Transport Directions

By rail - from Lancashire take the train to Colne, from Yorkshire take the train to Skipton.There are regular bus services to Barnoldswick both from Colne and Skipton.



  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Indoor Attraction
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open All Year
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Use Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Materials
  • Water Saving Measures

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Access/Toilets
  • Dogs Accepted

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Special Group Rates

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In town/city centre



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