Saturday 1st October 2022

At the moment we are looking to see what interest there is in this proposed visit – if this is something that you would like to do please complete the form below.

  • 2 hour talks by experts in the field: Dr Jack Southern (University of Central Lancashire) on ‘The history of Queen Street Cotton Mill’; Dr Mike Winstanley (Lancaster University) on ‘Life in a Cotton Town’.
  • Guided tour of the mill 1.5 hours
  • Cost will be approximately £22.50 per person but this may well change as details are firmed up

Queen Street Mill is a former weaving mill in Harlem Skye, a suburb to the north-east of Burnley, that is a Grade I listed building. It was built in 1894 for the Queen Street Manufacturing Company. It closed on 12 March 1982 and was mothballed, but was subsequently taken over by Burnley Borough Council and maintained as a museum. In the 1990s ownership passed to Lancashire Museums. Unique in being the world’s only surviving operational steam-driven weaving shed, it received an Engineering Heritage Award in November 2010.

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