museums and attractions

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam / Industrial

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Queen Street Mill exterior.
Queen Street Mill exterior.
Queen Street Mill weaving shed.
Queen Street Mill weaving shed.
Original Lancashire boilers.
Original Lancashire boilers.

The last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill – relive the days when cotton was king and see the magnificent steam engine 'Peace' driving over 300 looms in the weaving shed. Currently static due to chimney repairs.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


Lancashire County Council


Harle Syke Burnley Lancashire BB10 2HX

  • 01282 412 555
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Open days

Static: 18 Apr-26 Oct Thu-Sat 1200-1600.


By Bus: 4 or 5 from Burnley

By Rail: Burnley / 2 miles

The mill was built in 1894 by the Queen Street Mill Manufacturing Company for weaving plain cotton fabric. At its peak the weaving shed housed 1,000 Lancashire looms all powered by a single 500 hp steam engine.  Although the mill closed in 1982 uniquely as a museum it is still powered by steam today.

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