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Woodend Mining Museum


Woodend Road, Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 9DR

Tel: 01282 420 701

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Woodend Mining Museum

Woodend Colliery was a small pit in the Burnley Coalfield, it opened in 1912 and closed completely in 1959 and it was in fact the last vertical pit shaft to be sunk in the area.

Although there were a lot of pits in this area there is unfortunately little left on the surface to see and so when Harry and Carole Johnson bought the site little did they know of the history it held. As the site was cleared small artefacts were discovered and as the saying goes “from little acorns do mighty oak trees grow” in this case from a few rusty tools has a small museum grown.

The site is now home once again to all manner of mining equipment dating from Victorian Britain to the recent past. Also in the collection are social history items which serve to remind us all of the hardships endured by families not that long ago in fact well within living memory for a lot of people.

Although most of the Museum is dedicated to the Burnley mines there are also artefacts from other mining areas and any donations of information or memorabilia will always be gratefully received.

There is also a small caravan and campsite available and a tea room serving light lunches or a superb cream tea with home-made scones and their own strawberry jam.

They attract guests from as far afield as Saudi Arabia, Russia, Australia and most of Europe as well as people from within a 10 mile radius.

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£3.00 per person per day
Children (over 5)£1.00 per person per day
Children under 5Free

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

Opening Times

Woodend Mining Museum (31 Mar 2023 - 31 Oct 2023)
Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*

* Museum accept groups - booking essential
Museum will open during the winter period (Nov-Mar) by appointment only

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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


Road Directions

From Junction 13 M65 follow the A6068, passing the Thatch and Thistle on the left hand side. Take the 4th turning left following the brown sign for Barden Mill down Greenhead Lane, go over the motorway bridge into a 30mph . The road dips steeply away and in the bottom you will see the river bridge, turn right here onto Woodend. Carry on to the black and white camping amd caravan Site sign. 3rd entrance on your right after you have gone under the motorway bridge. Turn up the lane through the open gate and at the top turn right into the site.


Children & Infants

  • Baby Bottle and Food Warming Facilities Available

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside


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Smithson Farm, ReedleySmall family run glamping, camping & caravan park set on 1.2 acres of level land on the outskirts of Burnley in the Hamlet of Reedley Hallows in the Heart of Pendle Witch Country & within easy reach of the villages of Barley, Newchurch in Pendle, Roughlee and Barrowford.

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