COLLECTION 2018-08-20T15:49:44+00:00

THE COLLECTION

The Higher Mill Collection relates to the Lancashire woollen industry and along with the Collections of Lancashire County Council forms the Designated Collection of the Lancashire Textile Industry. This nationally and internationally significant collection is unique in part due to the in-situ, fully operational machinery.
Highlights of the Higher Mill Collection include:

THE WATER WHEEL

FULLING STOCKS

WOOL SPINNING MULE

TEAZLE RAISING GIG

“The mill is great the staff are so informative, some of the staff either use to work there or had relatives that worked at the mill there are loads of hands-on stuff you can try from weaving to bailing ”

Margaret Bradshaw

“Excellent day out, guides are knowledgeable and great with kids, letting them experience the sights and sounds of the old mill are wonderful!”

James Goulding

“This old mill tells the story of wool and cotton production in the area. Water-powered wool processing and spinning, plus cotton spinning mill with all machinery working well. Only closed in the 1970s as a working mill, so very well preserved. Friendly and knowledgeable guides. All the usual tourist trail add-ons – shop, cafe, toilets….”

Doug Neilson