Bancroft Mill Engine Museum


The mill was built in 1920 and closed in 1978 when the engine was saved to form the basis of a museum. The engine is the largest in Lancashire and one of the few remaining in its original mill. This engine was built in Nelson: it delivered 650hp and weighs around 110 tons. It will steam on a number of Sundays - please see web site for details. A second mill engine is being built on site and can be viewed. Weaving demonstrations and extra attractions on selected days. There are displays of model engines and mill artefacts with a number of photographic and display panels.


Contact Information

Gillians Lane
BB18 5QR
  01695 424166
  Visit the Bancroft Mill Engine Museum website

Useful Information

Disabled access : Suitable for disabled people.
Opening Times : Most Saturdays (over Christmas and New Year excepted) from 11am-3.30pm, with free viewing of engines. Sundays from 11am-4.30pm, engine starts at about 1pm, shop and cafeteria etc open from 11am. Guided tours at and 2 pm.
Last Admission : Last admissions: 4.15pm.
Admission Prices : Adults £6, concessions £5, family ticket £15.

Location Information