Visitor center at historic Burnley Mill complex to reopen

THE visitor center at the heart of a historic cotton mill complex is set to reopen this weekend.

The Weavers Triangle hub in Manchester Road, Burnley, opens for the 2022 season on Easter Saturday April 16.

Burnley Mayor, Councilor Mark Townsend, accompanied by Leader of Council, Cllr Afrasiab Anwar and Ward Councilor Andy Fewings will open the season at 1pm.

The Visitor Center will then be open on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holiday Mondays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer.

This year, in addition to exhibits on Burnley’s heritage, there will be an exhibition on the restoration of the city’s Empire Theater and artwork from the Blackburn Artists’ Society depicting local industrial heritage, many of which will relate to the weavers’ triangle.

Oak Mount Engine House will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on select Sundays throughout the summer: April 17, May 1, August 28 and September 18.

At 2:15 p.m. on April 17, local historian Roger Frost will lead a guided walk along the towpath from the Visitor Center to the Engine Room.

Weavers’ Triangle Trust Chairman Brian Hall said: ‘This is a great opportunity to learn about an historic area which has been featured on a number of recent television programs and is the site of new proposals to develop the former Burnley. Iron Works and the Waterloo Hotel.”

The 40-year campaign to save and revive the heritage area of ​​former Victorian cotton mills caught the eye of Prince Charles who hosted the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on a Diamond Jubilee visit to the renovated resort in May 2012.

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