The Weavers' Triangle - Burnley's Historic Canalside.

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Oak Mount Mill Engine House

Oak Mount Mill Engine House.

Come and see an original mill engine in motion at Oak Mount Mill.

Begun in 1830, the mill continued to produce cotton until 1979, making it one of the last steam-powered mills in Burnley to close.

The Weavers' Triangle Trust owns the engine house and chimney - both dating from 1887. The steam engine has been restored with financial help from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Science Museum PRISM Fund.

The engine is now operated by an electric motor and can be seen in action on a number of occasions each year.

Opening Times - 2008

2pm to 4pm

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd March
Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May
Sunday 6th July
Saturday 23rd August
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September

Entry is Free - Donations appreciated

Group Visits

It is possible to visit at other times by appointment.

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Unfortunately, the engine house is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance is by a flight of stone steps.

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Finding Us

The mill is located on Wiseman Street, off Westgate. It is a short walk along the towpath from the Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre. Look for the tall chimney.

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Weavers at Oak Mount Mill.
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