The Cotton Story

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

  • Activity
  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History

What was it like to work in a mill? Discover a range of jobs and examine working conditions as you learn how cotton is turned into yarn in a cotton condenser spinning mill. Your journey will begin in the intriguingly named ‘Devil Hole’ and end with a machinery demonstration on the spinning floor.

Note: this session incurs additional costs to cover technical staff.

Lancashire County Council Schools

£3 per pupil

All academies and non-Lancashire County Council Schools

£4 per pupil

Accompanying adults are free of charge


If you wish to enquire about this learning session please complete the form below. This form gets emailed directly to your chosen venue and a member of staff will contact you to answer any questions and confirm the session is available. Then if you wish to make a formal booking more information will be forwarded to you.


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