Newhey’s Ellenroad Engine House Steam Museum has been awarded £50,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

The money will be put towards providing a warmer welcome to visitors, including essential resurfacing of the ground around the area, a new website to promote the museum, new exhibit information boards, updated learning materials, and several other projects. 

Ellenroad Engine House is a true gem in the area, and is recognised as having the world’s largest working steam mill engines. Constructed in the late 19th Century, the mill is living evidence of the region’s proficiency in the cotton trade. 

You can visit Ellenroad Engine House between 11-3 each Tuesday and Sunday, and The Engine House is open and in steam on the first Sunday of each month (except January).