Stott Park Bobbin Mill

  • Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Stott Park Bobbin Mill Pick up a souvenir The belt driven machinery The journey of the bobbin

In the Lake District in Cumbria, this extensive working mill produced literally millions of wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries.

The story of the Bobbin Mill is brought to life with a brand new exhibition. Visitors can also see the journey from tree to bobbin first hand during production on the original belt driven machinery. A hands-on family trail helps visitors to imagine what it was like to work at the mill.

Although small compared to other mills, some 250 men and boys (some drafted in from workhouses) worked here over the years in often arduous conditions to produce a quarter of a million bobbins a week.

Don't Miss

  • The Victorian Steam Engine which is fired up during the first weekend of every month and bank holidays from April - September
  • Guided tours around the mill
  • The new exhibition where you can discover the links the mill had with the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries
  • The chance to buy your own bobbin from the gift shop



Events At Stott Park Bobbin Mill

  • Powering Stott Park Bobbin Mill

    Members' Event

    Tue 29 Apr

    Join our experts at Stott Park Bobbin Mill for a look at the working behind the Mill. See the water turbine in action and walk up to see the water courses that would have generated the power for the Mill.

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Colton, Ulverston, Cumbria - LA12 8AX (Directions)


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