Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

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Information on this page was last updated on 30/05/2018

Nestling side by side in the quiet village of Helmshore in the stunning Rossendale Valley are two original Lancashire textile mills, Higher Mill and Whitaker’s Mill, together known as Helmshore Mills Textile Museum.

You can:

Soak up the atmosphere of the historic mills and witness original machinery at work.

Follow a journey to discover how raw wool and cotton were transformed into yarn, ready to be woven into cloth

Experience the Revolution gallery, where you can follow the story of Lancashire’s unique role in the industrial revolution

Imagine how the grand and mighty waterwheel powered the stocks as they thumped the wet woollen cloth

Have fun and learn in an exceptional environment, at our many activities, events and special exhibitions

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