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Heritage Open Days 2019

13th September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 15th September 2019 @ 4:00 pm

A great opportunity to get up close and personal to a unique collection and discover our fascinating textile heritage.

Dating from 1829, Sunny Bank Mills was an important woollen & worsted mill, with an interesting history. Although it ceased manufacturing only 10 years ago, it is still owned by the family who helped found the mill in late Georgian times. The unique collection at Sunny Bank Mills Archive will be open, containing a complete record of cloth samples woven at the mill since the 1880s; an inspiration for all. The atmospheric mills still contain artefacts to take you back in time to the days it employed over 900 people spinning and weaving some of the finest cloth in the world.
There will be mill tours to take you through buildings normally closed to the public and bring to life the rich history of the mill and the people involved over the centuries. The archive will also be open to the public; showcasing new displays and new discoveries. A great opportunity to get up close and personal to the collection and heritage at Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley.

Opening Times
Friday 13 September: Archive 1000-1600 & Tours 1100, 1200 and 1400
Saturday 14 September: Archive 1000-1600 & Tours 1100,1200,1300,1400 & 1500
Sunday 15 September: Archive 1000-1600 & Tours 1100,1200,1300,1400 & 1500

Booking Details
No booking required. Free. Just turn up!

Sunny Bank Mills Tours – due to difficult access in certain areas of the mill buildings the tour is not wheelchair accessible. All other event areas and the Archive and Gallery are fully accessible to the public.

Additional Information
Max 20 people per tour/session. Tour meets in main yard and takes between half an hour, to an hour.

Additional events over the Heritage Open Days: New displays and discoveries in the Archive relating to recent research into WW2 and in the Gallery: Construct : An exhibition by the 62 Group of textile artists. Old Woollen: 14th and 15th September : Leeds Vintage Furniture & Home Fair, Open Studios.

Keep an eye on for more information about the exciting things happening around the Mill over the course of the weekend.


13th September 2019 @ 10:00 am
15th September 2019 @ 4:00 pm


Sunny Bank Mills
88 Town Street
Farsley, England LS28 5UJ United Kingdom