Working with schools

The Sunny Bank Mills Archive offers an ever-growing range of educational packages, workshops and workbooks.

Currently, these cater for Keys Stage 2 curriculum activities on the Industrial Revolution and the First World War. Developed with funding support from National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England and are managed by educators and Archive volunteers.

We are also open to approaches to deliver bespoke workshops with individual schools and groups.

COntact us about school workshops


More textile education opportunities

Access to the Archive for commercial use can be arranged by appointment. Textile designers visit to experience the fantastic designs and obtain colour inspiration for their new collections. Costs vary according to the expertise we provide.

Please contact the Archive Curator for more information at