Learn more about the mill and our heritage

The Mill and the Museum & Archive have a range of research and education resources available to anyone interested.


These can be purchased from the Museum & Archive or the Gallery.

Sunny Bank Mills history booklet: £5.

A brief history of Sunny Bank Mills and the people who owned it.

Threads of War exhibition catalogue with handstitched detail: £12.50

Threads of War, the culmination of research at Sunny Bank Mills Museum & Archive into khaki production and life on the home front, in a small village in Yorkshire during the First World War. The booklet explores what life was like in Farsley and the industrial war effort of the many that lived here.

Sunny Bank Mills history brochure

Weaving the Web Workbook

Following completion of the Weaving the Web Project, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, our online collection is live and can be viewed here.  You can find out more about What we did, how and why in the project workbook.


Kids' self-led Mill trail

Do our wonderful kids’ Mill trail!

The trail will take kids all over the Mill. Follow the trail and learn our stories about the history of the Mill and who worked here.

Print off a trail map here or pick one up from the Sunny Bank Mills Gallery.

Download map

Sunny Bank Mills trail poster

Industrial Revolution Workbook

Our new work book to accompany school workshops at Sunny Bank Mills Museum & Archive.  After a few months developing and creating in collaboration with Agnis Smallwood and with the support of Historic England, we now are able to offer teachers of Primary School children our Industrial Revolution work book as a resource to accompany a workshop visit to the Mill.

Landmark Trust Podcast: Woven Past

The Landmark Trust chat to our Heritage Director Rachel Moaby and weaver Agnis Smallwood to discover more about how traditions are being kept alive at the mill. There are two podcasts to listen to; Woven Histories Part 1 and Woven Past.

Listen here

Download the transcript

Video tours

Managing directors William and John Gaunt take you on a tour of the mill...

360 degree tours

Our Museum & Archive 360 features an oral history by June Pearce, former mender and burler at Sunny Bank Mills.

Download the transcript

Warp and War

Jane Morland, Boff Whalley and Phil Moody along with a few voices from the Commoners Choir reimagine what life was like for the people of Farsley during the First World War through a short performance using song and storytelling. This performance was part of an Exhibition called “Threads of War” to mark the World War One Armistice.