About the Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day
The Bancroft Mill Engine Museum is about halfway between Pendle Hill and the Yorkshire Dales in the beautiful county of Lancashire. The rural location is the perfect setting to turn back time and discover the inner workings and day-to-day running of this historic weaving mill.
The Mill is home to an extremely rare steam-powered engine, originally powering over 1200 weaving machines at another location in Bradley, in nearby Skipton. Seeing the complete engine running, with its 16ft flywheel (used for energy storage), on any of the steam-up days, is an enchanting reminder of past technology.
Bancroft Mill usually has more than 12 Steaming Days per year, allowing you to see the machinery in action. You can see this year's Steaming Day schedule in the table further down this page (just above the address). Be sure to double-check on the phone number provided that things are going ahead as planned, and enjoy your day out!
Bancroft Mill Engine Trust
In the early 1980s, Bancroft Mill Engine Trust was set up to preserve the engines, and weaving looms in Bancroft Mill. As a registered charity the Trust welcomes donations from visitors. Along with local grants, the donations go towards the upkeep and running of the Mill site. Bancroft Mill Engine Trust is run entirely by dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers who are always keen to hear from new members and sponsors. The Trust is continually working on new projects to keep the machinery and building in good working order. You can make a donation when you visit or through their official website.
Entry To The Event
Price of entry on Steaming Days are £6 for adults, £5 for seniors and children above 5, and free for children five and under. Family tickets, two adults and four children are £15 (a fantastic saving of £17). The Mill is open on Steaming Days from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. See the table a little bit further down the page to see this year's dates.
Somewhere to Stay in Lancashire
The most local accommodation is probably The Old Stone Trough, on Colne Road, in nearby Kelbrook. This traditional style 3-star Lodge and Inn provides Double and Twin Rooms at affordable prices, along with complimentary breakfast, free wifi and parking. Reserve through their website or give them a call directly. Other accommodation is available in local Skipton and Burnley. For the caravanners amongst you, there are two caravan parks 'on the doorstep'. Bridge Holme Caravan Site to the north and Lower Greenhill Caravan Park to the south are both less than 10 minutes drive from Bancroft Mill.
Getting To Bancroft Mill
Bancroft Will Engine Museum is about 10 miles north out of Burnley, Lancashire. You can reach the Mill by joining the A59, which runs from Harrogate and the A1(M) to the east and Preston and the M6 from the west. You can also access the Mill via the A56 from the Burnley or Leeds directions. The Mill is signposted from both the A59 and the A56 – look out for the brown tourist information signs to the Tourist Information Centre, Lower Park Marina, and the Bancroft Mill Engine. Look out for more signs as you reach the local town of Barnoldswick. Keep your eyes peeled, and you should be able to see the chimney stack peeping out above the landscape. Be careful in the narrow single-track lanes.
Other Things To Do Around Barnoldswick
Sticking with the historical interest around the area, there are a few places of note:
- Clitheroe Castle Museum: 12th-Century hilltop castle in nearby Clitheroe to the west
- Skipton Castle: Medieval castle with keep and dungeon to the east
- Sawley Abbey: Cistercian 10th-Century abbey on the outskirts of Bowland Forest to the west
Free parking is available on site. Guided tours are available if pre-arranged. The Mill is also open on some Saturdays throughout the year, March to November, for static viewing (free entry). And open on many Sundays 'In Steam' with a guided tour.
Other Bancroft Mill Engine Trust 2022 Events
Sundays March to November (11.00am to 4.00pm).
|8th March, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|29th March, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|19th April, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|10th May, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|31st May, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|21st June, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|12th July, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|2nd August, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|⯁ 23rd August, 2020||⯁ Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|12th September, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|13th September, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|25th October, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
|15th November, 2020||Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day|
When is the next Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day?
The Bancroft Mill Engine Steaming Day is planned to take place at Bancroft Mill, Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5QR, Sunday 23rd August, 2020. This is a Steam Event.
01695 42 4166
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