Archive Open Saturdays at Sunny Bank Mills

Alice Hiley
archive open saturdays at sunny bank mills
Archive Open Saturdays at Sunny Bank Mills by Jo Crawford.

Archive Open Saturdays at Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds 22 May — 27 November 2021 Entrance is free — Visit now

Discover the unique history of a textile mill and the community that surrounds it at the Sunny Bank MillsArchive Open Saturdays. Whether you’d like to delve into a research project or just want to feed your curiosity, there are a wide variety of fascinating, fully-preserved artefacts from milling history available to view at the archive.

The Sunny Bank Mills Archive safeguards the history of the Mill for its local community and future generations through textiles, objects and stories. Over 60,000 lengths of cloth, 8,000 fabric designs, 5,000 dye cards, guard books, looms and artefacts associated with nearly 200 years of cloth production are all on display. There’s also a library of books related to the mill and its history. The archive has been a source of inspiration to history lovers, artists and anyone fascinated by heritage and textiles for many years.

The Sunny Bank Mills Archive is a non-profit organisation and relies on donations to continue the ongoing care of the collection. Sunny Bank Mills asks for a donation of £2.50 to help with safeguarding this unique collection and textile heritage.

You’ll need to book a half-hour slot for a visit to the Sunny Bank Mills Archive Open Saturdays. There are places for up to six people in each half-hour slot. If you would like to book a longer research period, you will need to book a Monday visit.

The archive is situated within the stunningly restored Sunny Bank Mills, an inspirational destination for art, business, leisure and heritage in the heart of Farsley, Leeds. Founded in 1829, the Mills are being regenerated by the sixth generation of the family owners. The Archive is joined by the renowned Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, plus various bars, cafés, restaurants, independent shops and studios.

Archive Open Saturdays at Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds 22 May — 27 November 2021 Entrance is free Visit now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
22 May 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
29 May 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
5 June 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
12 June 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
19 June 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
26 June 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
3 July 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
10 July 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
17 July 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
24 July 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
31 July 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
7 August 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
14 August 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
21 August 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
28 August 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
4 September 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
11 September 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
18 September 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
25 September 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
2 October 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
9 October 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
16 October 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
23 October 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
30 October 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
6 November 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
13 November 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
20 November 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm
27 November 2021
10:00am — 3:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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