Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere, Stott Park produced literally millions of bobbins. Today it is an award winning visitor attraction where you can see bobbins still being made today.

In the Lake District in Cumbria, this extensive working mill produced literally millions of wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries. The story of the Bobbin Mill is brought to life with a brand new exhibition. Visitors can also see the journey from tree to bobbin first hand during production on the original belt driven machinery. A hands-on family trail helps visitors to imagine what it was like to work at the mill.

Although small compared to other mills, some 250 men and boys (some drafted in from workhouses) worked here over the years in often arduous conditions to produce a quarter of a million bobbins a week.

Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AX
Tel: 01539 531087
For opening times and prices please go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/stottpark

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