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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum


Harle Syke, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2HX

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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Experience the sights and sounds of Lancashire's industrial past, when local streets rang with millworkers’ chatter and the sound of their clogs on the cobbles.  

Visit and discover what it was really like to work in a cotton mill with the sights, smells and sounds of steam.  Imagine the deafening noise as nearly 1,000 looms clattered throughout the day.  Witness live demonstrations of working machinery and explore the lodge pond, historic steam engine and coal fired boilers.

With rows of steam driven looms and its authentic atmosphere the weaving shed at Queen Street Mill has featured in films, such as The King's Speech, Peterloo and A Christmas Carol.

With panoramic views across the magnificent Calder Valley, Queen Street Mill is utterly unique, as it is the last remaining steam-driven weaving shed from the 1800s.  Imagine when the imposing chimney was one amongst a forest of such chimneys as far as the eye could see?

Take the opportunity to stroll around the village of Harle Syke, once one of the most important weaving villages in Lancashire, or venture further afield on one of the many walks across this fascinating landscape.

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adults£5.00 per ticket
Children (up to 18 years)Free
Friends/membership (proof required)Free
Xplorer Pass£25.00 per ticket

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

Opening Times

Season (27 Mar 2024 - 2 Nov 2024)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed

* Café open 12:00 - 15:45. Food served until 15:30.
Guided tours (at no extra cost) available at 12:30 and 14:30.
Lancashire loom demonstrations take place every hour from 12:30.
Last entry to the museum 15:30.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

Leave the M65 at Junction 12, and bear right towards Brierfield.  Follow the brown signs.  There is a free car park opposite the Museum.  

Public Transport Directions

By Rail: to Burnley Central or Burnley Manchester Road station.  Visitors will then need to continue by bus on the no. 4 or 5 to Queen Street, Harle Syke.



  • Demonstrations Given
  • Event Venue
  • Family Fun
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Seasonal Opening Only
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Use and Promote Local Produce


  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Facility for service dogs


  • Café - serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and cakes.
  • Catering On Site

Children & Infants

  • Baby Changing Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Close to motorway network
  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking - including parent and child and blue badge parking areas.
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted



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