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Steaming day well worth the visit

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very good value for money. Volunteers very welcoming... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Rhodri T
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom

A Brill place full of interesting stuff to see and be part of, the people who run it are all very... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Ray W
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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Bancroft Mill Engine Trust was formed in 1980 to preserve one of the last working steam mill engines in the area. This magnificent 600HP engine, with its two cylinders and 16 foot flywheel originally drove 1,250 weaving looms. Open (free) most...more
Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick BB18 5QR, England
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very good value for money. Volunteers very welcoming. Guided tour well worth doing and youngsters given encouragement and involved e.g. starting engine under supervision.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

A Brill place full of interesting stuff to see and be part of, the people who run it are all very nice and friendly, My grandson was able to turn on the steam engine and got a certificate to take home Nice cup of tea...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ray W
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in to see Steam Engines working, stayed long enough to start the Engine, and got an official certificate of proof. A very rewarding experience, should be experienced by all, especially schools. The volunteers are very knowledgeable about these engines.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

An absolute must to see two beautiful Steam engines in action. Very friendly and informative volunteers.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ccoates2
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is the highest place on the Leeds / Liverpool Canal and there is the Lock Stop Cafe a lovely place for a snack very well kept and run, and is just a pleasant place to sit and refuel.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank rogerwright454
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful working mill that relies on highly motivated and knowledgeable volunteers. When the engines start up it’s almost mesmerising and the combination of steam, motion and the smell of engine oil is intoxicating! All the volunteers we talked to truly love their...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank hadrianm2014
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Absolutely fascinating. Look at their website for "steam days" and go then. The volunteer staff where fantastic, my 2 children were thoroughly thrilled to be allowed to start the engine & the friendly engineers even awarded them a certificate. Seeing this huge engine come to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank CravenAppletreewick
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We visited on the heritage weekend. All the volunteers were helpful including the ladies fund raising for air ambulance.brians tour was excellent and the explanations of how rather than what were very clear. Their concern was a demand for increased water rate which could put...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank 48Jennifer
Reviewed 11 September 2017

If you have never seen mill engines in steam this is an experience not to be missed. Bancroft now have two unique engines all due to the dedication and determination of a small group of volunteers with very limited funds. We all need to value...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank jg19522017
Reviewed 10 September 2017

My Husband and I visited Barnoldswick so had a look at Tripadvisor for things to do. We both thought the Bancroft Mill Steam Day looked interesting. We walked there and managed to find it easy enough. It is run by very knowledgeable volunteers that are...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank SteveandAnna
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