Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre

Burnley's historic canal wharf
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Discover what it was like to live in a 19th Century Lancashire mill town. From the Visitor Centre, walk through the Weavers' Triangle - a unique Victorian industrial landscape. The Visitor Centre is located in the former Canal Toll Office and Wharfmaster's House at Burnley Wharf by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

April to the end of September: Saturday to Tuesday - 2pm to 4pm
October: Saturday and Sunday - 2pm to 4pm

Other Times by Appointment
We are happy to accommodate group and educational visits.

Oak Mount Mill Engine House is open on selected afternoons only, please visit our website for details.

Admission charges


* Displays about the Weavers' Triangle and Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
* Find out how cotton was made and try your hand at weaving.
* Burnley Fair Display - Discover how workers spent their holidays. Includes a working model fairground.
* A Victorian parlour and recreated Victorian schoolroom.
* Weavers' Dwelling - Discover home life a century ago.
* Oak Mount Mill Engine House - restored steam engine operated by electric motor.

Collection details

Architecture, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Inland Waterways, Industry, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Key artists and exhibits

  • Model fairground
  • Canal Toll Office
  • Victorian schoolroom
  • Weaver's dwelling
  • Power loom
  • Cross-compound steam engine
  • Cotton bale
  • Cotton gin
  • Tackler's bench
  • Edwardian bathroom
  • Victorian wedding dress
  • Victorian parlour
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: The Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre

  • 12 — 13 September 2015

Former wharfmaster's house and canal toll office with displays about Burnley's textile industry, its workers and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Includes working model fairground and recreated Victorian schoolroom. There are specially mounted craft demonstrations for Heritage Open Days and a guided walk.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Guided Walk through Weavers' Triangle

  • 13 September 2015

Guided towpath walk through a Victorian industrial area, covering 1/2 mile and lasting 1 hour. The walk ends at Oak Mount Mill Engine House. Meet at Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+



Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre
85 Manchester Road
BB11 1JZ






01282 452403

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