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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum


Harle Syke, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2HX

Tel: 0300 123 6701

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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Queen Street Mill is the last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill from the days when cotton was king.

Due to some strengthening works on the mill chimney there will be limited or no access to some areas of the museum.* Experience the sounds, sights, and smells of a working mill for an enjoyable day out for all the family. Visitors will still be able to see weaving demonstrations in the warehouse where warp and weft combine to make cloth.  Enter the magnificent weaving shed which houses 308 Lancashire looms.

The museum is open to the public on these special dates this season:

11 August 2018, 12-4pm

8 September 2018, 12-4pm (as part of the Heritage Open Days)

15 September 2018, 12-4pm (as part of the Heritage Open Days) Special Steaming Day*

13 October 2018, 12-4pm

There will be free access to the museum on these special days.

The last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill – re-live the days when cotton was king and see the magnificent steam engine ‘Peace’, driving over 300 looms in the weaving shed.

• Feel the heat of our Lancashire boilers
• Watch our weavers turn cotton into cloth
• Experience the awesome sounds, sights, and smells of a working mill

Queen Street Mill is a Grade I Listed, Schedule Ancient Monument and is Designated as having an Outstanding Collection of National Importance.

*They are expecting to be in steam on Saturday the 15 September, the only day that the public will be able to access the engine and see the weaving shed in operation. Unfortunately, they will not be able to offer access to the boiler or engine house on the other open days. Please ring site on 01282 412555 in advance of travel to confirm and avoid any inconvenience or disappointment.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Queen Street Mill is only open for school visits and special open days,


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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 (free)
  • 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

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted


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