National Trust Helping to Find a Future for Lancashire’s Textile mills

The National Trust has joined forces with Lancashire County Council to tell the story of two of the most important surviving textile mills in North West England – Queen Street Mill in Burnley and Helmshore Mill in Rossendale.

The Grade I listed Queen Street Mill is the last surviving 19th-century steam powered weaving mill in the world. The listed Helmshore Mills, made up of Higher Mill and Whittaker’s Mill, are the only mills to still have their original working machinery in situ, with visitors able to see how raw wool and cotton were transformed into yarn ready for cloth to be woven more than a century ago.

In May and June 2022, National Trust members can visit these two iconic textile museums for half the normal price. 

More details here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/finding-a-future-for-lancashires-historic-mills

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