Happy New Year to all  hoping we can reopen in 2021and welcome visitors new and old.



Skelmanthorpe Christmas Lights

2020 The Great Switch On

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COVID - 19 virus 

Unfortunately like all other museums and galleries we are following Government guidelines and closing the heritage centre. We are particularly vulnerable because of the restricted space and the fact that most of our guides are over 70!

Best wishes and keep safe.

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A collection of fabulous social and textile artefacts lovingly collected by the late

Leslie Robinson and enthusiastically introduced to all visitors by the

Friends of Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre.




Friends of Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre


Howard Singleton - Chairman
Richard Brook - Secretary         richardwbrook@gmail.com

David Collins - Treasurer          david@dgcollins.co.uk

Stanley Sheard

Dennis Lockwood

Kelvin Waites

Tony Weatherby

Friends have various levels of involvement. Some have a hands on role, occasionally showing groups around, or helping with the general housekeeping of the cottage (no heavy work involved), or learning to operate and demonstrate the hand loom, or maybe being involved in publicity.

Others just want to give moral support to the preservation of this treasure.

In any case all are most welcome.

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6 Queen Street



West Yorkshire





By prior arrangement or during local and national

heritage events. 

Open the second Sunday of each month 

14:00 to 16:00

Families or groups are most welcome.

Generally party size is restricted to 10 persons, because of the size

of the accommodation.

Special arrangements can be made for school or larger parties in association with other local community facilities.

A tour will typically take about an hour and your guide will describe various aspects of the cottage and the weaving community to which the family would have belonged. There will be time to browse and look more closely at exhibits.

Entry is free.

Donations are greatly appreciated.

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