Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Queen Street Mill is the last surviving 19th-century steam powered weaving mill in the world.

Relive the days when cotton was king and watch our weaving technicians demonstrate how to turn cotton into cloth on our heritage looms; visit the weaving shed with over 300 Lancashire looms and hear the clatter, witness the neat and smells and take the opportunity to see our magnificent steam engine ‘Peace’.

Learn about the lives of people who worked at the mill and trace the journey of how cotton yarn was transformed into woven calico.


Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Harle Syke, Burnley BB10 2HX
Tel: 01772 530382

Website: lancashire.gov.uk/museums


  • Fully physically accessible
  • Lunch facilities
  • Coach parking
  • Toilets
  • Gift shop

Booking & Details


Half day session (2 hrs)
£3 Lancashire County Council pupil  / £4 Academy or non Lancashire County Council pupil

All day session (4 hrs)
£6 Lancashire County Council pupil  / £8 Academy or non Lancashire County Council pupil

Accompanying adults free

To book:

To start the booking process, contact the Heritage Learning Team via our online enquiry form at www.lancashire.gov.uk/heritage-learning 

Learning Sessions & Activities


Half Timers

This full day session is made up of four different activities.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Local History
  • Victorians

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