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Easter activities at Queen Street Mill


Lancashire families will be spoilt for choice this Easter at Queen Street Mill Textile Museum (QSM).

To celebrate the new season for 2014, the converted mill is hosting an extravaganza of interactive activities for all the family. These include children’s craft activities such as making a pom-pom and an Easter chick.

From 12pm – 5pm on Good Friday (18 April) the museum will host ‘Go Local’ day.

There’ll be cookery demonstrations from the Lancashire chef Philippa James, who recently appeared on the BBC’s Great British Bake Off.

Museum visitors will also be invited to enter their traditional family recipes into a competition. The winners will have the chance to see their recipe featured in the museum cafe menu.

Staff will be dressed in traditional costumes for the day, helping to create an authentic Lancashire feel.

The mill’s 19th century steam-powered weaving engine, Peace, will be in action in the afternoons throughout the weekend, driving over 300 looms in the weaving shed.

Sarah Taylor, Lancashire County Council’s museum manager at QSM, said: “There is so much going on this Easter. Families will be able to enjoy some great interactive activities and experience the sights and sounds of a real working mill.

“Our Easter trails will give visitors the opportunity to explore the museum in a new and exciting way, while offering them the chance to take home some great prizes.”

The new family-friendly cafe with children’s play area will be open throughout the Easter period.

Craft activities will cost £2, with free entry to the museum from 12pm. The Easter trail is charged at £1 per trail.

For more details and to book your place on any of the events, please call 01282 412 555 or email queenstreetmill@lancashire.gov.uk.

More information about QSM and other Lancashire County Council museums is available at www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums.


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