Hall i' th' Wood Museum

Originally built as a half-timbered hall in the 16th century and owned by wealthy yeomen and merchants, after 1697 the Hall was rented out to various tenants.

It was during this period that a young Samuel Crompton came to live there with his parents. In 1779 he invented his Spinning Mule, which revolutionised the cotton industry.

Hall i’ th’ Wood Museum is closed for essential maintenance until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Hall i' th' Wood Museum

Green Way
off Crompton Way


01204 332370

Admission free