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Helmshore Mills Textile Museum


Holcombe Road, Helmshore, Lancashire, BB4 4NP

Tel: 01706 226459

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Helmshore Textile Museum

Visit a place where Lancashire’s industrial past is brought to life through a multi-sensory experience like no other. Witness our spellbinding historic machinery in action; where the noisy clicks, clunks, thumps and distinctive scents will transport you to another era.  


Nestled in a stunning rural location, explore one cotton and one wool mill to learn about an industry that shaped local Lancashire lives and the industrial heritage of Britain. 


There’s lots to discover to feed curious minds of all ages. Learn about the smelliest and the most dangerous jobs in the mills and experience our family friendly, hands-on interactives. Our events programme includes a wide variety of activities, from family fun trails to history and nature walks, as well as live music evenings. Relax in our café with a nice cuppa and scrumptious homemade cakes. 

Book Tickets


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£4.00 per person per day
Concession£3.00 per person per day
Child TicketFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Open (31 Mar 2024 - 5 Nov 2024)
Tuesday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00


  • Sub-Regional AwardsSmall Visitor Attraction of the Year Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2009


Road Directions

From M65: Exit junction 5 towards B6232/A6077. At the roundabout take the exit onto Park Road/A6177 heading to Haslingden/B6232 and continue on A6177. Turn right at Holcombe Road/B6235 and the destination is on the left.From M66: Continue onto A56 and take the exit towards Haslingden/B6232. Turn left at Grane Road/A6177 and turn left at Holcombe Road/B6235. The destination is on the left.By Car: Jct 5 from the M65, at the roundabout take the A6177 to Haslingden. Continue for 10 mins take the right turn [at the Holden Arms Public House] follow the hill down for 0.75 mile, the museum is on the left just before Musbury Fabrics. Free Car Parking.

Public Transport Directions

For public transport information out of normal office hours contact:Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area)National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50By Bus: Service 11/12 Rawtenstall-Haslingden-Helmshore circular every 60 mins from Rawtenstall bus station. Buses serve Rawtenstall and Haslingden from the surrounding main towns.



  • Demonstrations Given
  • Family Fun
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Out of Hours Visits
  • Seasonal Opening Only
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

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


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