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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum


Harle Syke, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2HX

Tel: 01282 459996

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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.  


Join a guided tour 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 1000 looms clattered throughout the day. Witness live demonstrations of working machinery and explore the lodge pond, historic steam engine and coal fired boilers.   


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.  


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. 


Queen Street Mill Textile Museum will re-open for pre-booked guided tours from Thursday 20 May. It will open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12.15pm to 4.30pm. Last guided tour 3:15pm.

We currently have ongoing works repairing the boiler, replacing rivets and rebuilding brickwork, and whilst this is ongoing we are unable to fire the boilers and put the engine into steam. We hope the works will be completed later this year.


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• Adults £3
• Concessions £2 (over 65, people with a disability, carers, unwaged and students)
• Under 16s free
• For group bookings or guided tours please contact us to discuss your needs


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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 as below: By Bus: No. 4 or 5 to Queen Street, Harle Syke.



  • Demonstrations Given
  • Event Venue
  • Family Fun
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Seasonal Opening Only
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

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

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted


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