December 2018 – Colne Valley Museum

Colne Valley Museum, a Grade 11 listed building, is housed in four cottages built in the 1840s by a family of independent cloth manufacturers, the Pearsons, whose relatives still live in Golcar today.
These weavers’ cottages, named ‘Spring Rock’ by James and Sally Pearson, were built into the steep hillside, having the traditional entrance for the lower rooms, like our modern front doors, and an entrance to the top floor at the rear of the cottages.
In 2014, our ‘Realising the Dream’ project began – funded mostly by the Heritage Lottery Fund – and allowed us to recreate a complete weaver’s cottage where James and Sally Pearson may have lived, with a living kitchen, a period bedroom and the loom chamber above where the family earned a living.
Come and visit. Learn how cloth was made in the home. See how clogs were made. Watch a baking session in the kitchen. Enjoy tea and cake in our café.
Our last event before our Christmas break is our Victorian Christmas weekends. 1st/2nd Dec and 8th / 9th Dec 12-4pm. Traditional fun and games for all the family and an exciting Christmas Market. Come along and visit Father Christmas and see mince pies being baked in our Victorian Kitchen. Free admission (a charge for Christmas gift).
Our ‘Colne Valley in Black and White’ photographic exhibition is on until 24th February.
Check the community guide on page 6 for our other events.

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