Come and visit us - we are open for mid-May and mid-September Mill and Heritage Open Day weekends each year 11.00am to 4.00pm. Please see our events page for up to date details.

Also there will be someone at the mill most Sundays subject to volunteer levels, please contact us via this website or visit our Facebook page (Grane Mill Restoration Project) before travelling to avoid disappointment. 

Links to other sites of interest. 

Our facebook page for Grane Mill

Queen St Mill is owned by Lancashire County Council and is the last remaining steam powered weaving mill in the world still in working order and is an important nationally designated museum.

Helmshore Textile Mills are owned by Lancashire County Council, one a unique survivor of a Cotton Mule Spinning Mill, the other a water powered Wool Fulling Mill - each with historic world class in situ working machines and other machinery from the dawn of the textile machinery revolution, they are a nationally designated museum. 

Trencherfield Mill in Wigan has the largest surviving 4 cylinder triple expansion textile engine still in full working order. 

Leigh Spinners Mill is a unique project restoring a huge double cotton mill having the largest surviving Cross Compound mill steam engine. 

Bolton Steam Museum is home to the Northern Mill Engine Society’s very large collection of mill engines on display and running in steam. 

The East Lancashire Railway is a leading preserved heritage steam railway running from Heywood to Rawtenstall, based in Bury. 

The Heritage Trust for the North West is the charity, accredited AIM museum and building preservation trust that owns the Grane Mill Steam Power Plant and over two dozen historic buildings throughout the North West most of which it has conserved and restored. Properties it looks after include: Higherford Mill, Barrowford Park Hill, Nelson Lomeshaye Bridge Mill and St Mary’s Church,  Burnley Oak Mount engine and chimney, Lytham Hall, The Folly at Settle and many properties in Greater Manchester.

Bancroft Mill Engine Museum at Barnoldswick steams its 1920 Roberts cross compound and the recently re-commissioned 1901 Bradley Mill tandem compound engines and demonstrates weaving on its John Pilling and Cooper Bros looms.

Ellenroad Trust Mill Engine Museum at New Hey steams the most powerful Mill engine still working, together with an early condensing mill beam engine. The trust runs many ancillary engines, a mill workshop with forge and has several large engine exhibits to be returned to steam.

This year marks 40 years since the mill ceased manufacturing, we are still working on restoring the plant and are hoping to make signifigant steps in the next couple of years to run the plant under steam for the first time since 20th December 1978. 

40 Years since closure this year.  
a great day out. 

- Photo displays on open days 

- 500Hp Cross compound mill engine 

- Lancashire boiler plant 

- A talk with volunteers who have been part of the heritage and textile work 

- Small engines on display and running 

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Most Sundays subject to vollenteer availability for limited viewing and Heritage open weekends through out the year please see the Events page for details. 

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