Mills and Textiles

Cold Harbour Mill (working mill and museum)

John Boyd Textiles (horsehair textile weavers)

Quarry Bank Mill (former cotton mill and estate)

National Wool Museum, Wales (mill museum)

Gathering the Jewels (Photographs of Welsh Woollen mills and factories)

Whitchurch Silk Mill (working silk mill and museum)

Verdunt Jute Works (former jute mill, Dundee)

The Mills Archive (online mills archive)

Mills Open to Visitors

(Textile) museum links, local and national

Museum in the Park

Trowbridge Museum

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Victoria and Albert Museum

(V&A) Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion

Related organisations, local and national

Stroud Preservation Trust (archives and Information)

Cotswold Canals Trust (restoring the Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal)

Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Association for Industrial Archaeology

Industrial Archaeology Recordings (disused buildings, machines and surviving industries)

AHF – Architectural Heritage Fund

English Heritage

National Trust

Standbrook Guides Ltd. (town guides and street maps)

Other (textile) societies and groups

Stroud International Textiles

Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen (textiles and other crafts)

The Campaign for Wool

Pasold Research Fund (for textile history)

Textile History (publishers of Pasold etc.)

The Textile Society (also publishes a journal, TEXT)

The Textile Institute

The Clothworkers’ Company (a London Livery Company)

The Worshipful Company of Dyers (a London Livery Company)

Society of Dyers and Colourists

Seven Sisters Sheep Centre (private collection of 40+ breeds of sheep)

Cotswold Woollen Weavers (Filkins. shop, museum, cafe)

Sue Blacker Wools (also fleece to fibre service)

Frome Textile Workshop (Weavers, Spinners & Dyers – meet twice weekly)


Stay Southwest (comprehensive guide to accommodation in the region)


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