Our volunteers have worked really hard and now all of the period rooms on the upper floor are now open to the public.

We look forward to welcoming visitors old and new to our newly refurbished museum

Saturdays and Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays,
From April to October 2 - 5pm
From November to March 1 - 4pm

Meanwhile we are now taking bookings for schools and group visits in 2017.

Step through the door of our traditional weavers' cottages and you'll be transported back into the early 1850s.

Wander through Colne Valley Museum's period living room and wash kitchen to admire the Yorkshire range, flagstone floor and rag rugs.


Hand-cards for combing the wool, prior to spinning


Clog soles and various sizes of patterns for the clog uppers

The Museum Collection

Once we are fully open our Collections will be available for research purposes. Please contact the Museum so that access can be arranged.

Children's Corner

Children's Corner

Our new Children's Activity Corner can be found in the small gallery adjacent to the tea room, with a variety of activities and traditional toys.

There might be some supervised activities such as painting, paper-modelling, or story-telling, or children can help themselves to a book to read or a game to play.

There is also a 'selfie' opportunity to dress up in Victorian clothes!

Museum Members & Volunteers

The museum is run entirely by volunteers--without them we would cease to exist.
If you are interested in playing a part in keeping the museum going--either by sharing your skills or learning new ones, then do consider joining us. (Click on Membership--Volunteer members)

Heritage Lottery Grant


Our dedicated team of volunteers have kept the museum running for 47 years now and it has always been our dream to have the whole row of Spring Rock back under single ownership and to create an entire weaver's cottage complete with living kitchen, wash cellar, bedroom and loom chamber.

A new meeting room is now available for the use of local groups, as well as better facilities for our visitors and schools.

We aim to create a Community Heritage Resource Centre, which will give greater access to the museum's collection, especially for those tracing their family history, and many of our documents and photographs will be digitised.

Colne Valley Museum is run entirely by its volunteer members and receives no core funding. We know that our museum is valued by our visitors and if you feel able to make a contribution you can do so either on-line or by old fashioned cheques (payable to Colne Valley Museum, addressed to The Treasurer, Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield. HD7 4PY.)


Thank you - and come and see us!

Felting workshops

Sue Clay is running two felting workshops at the museum in conjunction with her exhibition "Felt Good".
Beginner's workshop - Saturday August 5th 10am - 1pm. £25 incl all materials and refreshments.
Masterclass in Nuno felting - Saturday September 2nd 10am - 4pm £48 incl refreshments, a buffet lunch and all materials.
Please contact the museum to book your place.

On Now! Event Calendar

Until 24th September 2017

Felt Words

Holme Valley Writers' Group will hold a poetry reading in the museum inspired by the Felt Good exhibition.
Beginning at 3pm.

Current exhibition Exhibition Program

Until 24th September 2017

Felt Good

A wonderful display of felt hangings made by Sue Clay.
Two workshops are also planned - watch this space!