Stott Park Bobbin Mill
This working mill, built in 1835, used to produce millions of wooden bobbins for the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries. Discover how bobbins were made and how they became huge mass production items, producing a quarter of a million bobbins a week.
Find out about some of the 250 men and boys who worked at the small mill in often arduous conditions and follow the hands-on family trail and imagine what it was like to work at the mill.
Have a mesmerizing experience and see the impressive Victorian Steam Engine being fired up and watch it in action during the first weekend of every month and Bank Holidays from April to September.
You could also go on a very informative and interesting guided tour around the mill. It takes approximately 45 minutes and starts at 10.30am and are repeated at half past the hour. You will learn how the closing of the bobbin factory impacted on the community and the local countryside and much more.
You could also buy your own bobbin from the gift shop as and then afterwards have a lovely picnic outside with the family.
Facilities: There is a wheelchair loan on site.
Three disabled spaces are available in the lower mill car park which is 50 metres from the mill entrance.
Opening Times: Please check their website.
Costs: Free entrance for English Heritage members only.