Lancashire County Council Museum Service

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Welcome to Lancashire Museums. Here you can travel around both country and coast to explore Lancashire’s historic wonders. Discover the stories behind a county full of history. Whatever your interest, we know that our buildings and the treasures within will capture your imagination.

We host a range of events, exhibitions and family friendly activities at all of our venues throughout the year.

On our website, you can browse our huge collection of interesting objects and discover treasures that are not currently on display.

We can also provide a lot of assistance to schools - from special guided visits, to loans of curriculum-related artifacts.

Lancashire County Museum Service has Designated Collections of national importance.

Venue Type:

Association or society

See also

Opening hours

Dependent on institution

Admission charges

Dependent on institution

The textile industry collections of Lancashire County Museum Service are Designated Collections of national importance.

These collections include three former textile mills, textile machinery, photographs, books, catalogues and textile machine manuals.

They are located at Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Rossendale and Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Burnley.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection

Lancashire County Council Museum Service
Stanley Street




Main Office

01772 534061

Museum of Lancashire

01772 534075

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.