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Higher Mill Museum Trust is a registered charity, number 254660. In order to preserve this important heritage for future generations we rely on public donations, the support of the Friends of Helmshore Textile Museum and our team of volunteers. If you are passionate about preserving Lancashire’s heritage, local history or industrial heritage there are several ways that you can support the work that we do:


We do not currently have any volunteering opportunities with the Trust. If you would like to become a museum volunteer, please contact the museum via


The Friends organise an annual programme of events and fundraising activities.

Join the Friends of Helmshore Textile Museum


If you would like to make a financial donation towards the upkeep of the Mill, please get in touch using the contacts page to find out how you can contribute towards our work.

“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