Stott Park Bobbin Mill is a unique example of the local history and heritage of Cumbria. It began to produce wooden bobbins in 1835 for the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries, with up to 300 men and boys working here over the years in often arduous conditions. It closed in 1971 and is the last surviving example of its kind.
Bring your teaching of the curriculum to life with a visit to Stott Park Bobbin Mill.
- KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
- KS1-3 Design Technology: Material choices and processes, technological developments over time
- KS1-3 Geography: Human Geography, Geographical skills and fieldwork
- KS2-3 History: A local history study
- KS3 History: Ideas, political power, industry & empire: Britain 1745-1901, Britain as the first industrial nation and its impact on society
Expert-led school visits
Discover the history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill on an expert-led tour. Find out how the bobbins were made and learn about the living and working conditions of the employees of the mill, the major events in the mill's history and the impact of industrialisation on the mill building, the local area and community.Find out more
Plan your trip
We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. Download our free resources to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip.
We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking. Our Education Booking Team is on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study.