Stott Park Bobbin Mill

  • Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Stott Park Bobbin Mill The belt driven machinery Pick up a souvenir 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. This attraction is now close until 28 March 2015.

Don't Miss

  • Guided tours around the mill, start at 10.30am and repeated at half past the hour, every 60 minutes. Tours last for 45 minutes
  • 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

  • Stott Steam Weekend

    Sat 4 April - Mon 6 April

    Every month we power up our steam engine for visitors to enjoy Stott Park Bobbin Mill in action.

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


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