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Lewis Textile Museum

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The Lewis Textile Museum was bequeathed to the people of Blackburn by a local cotton industrialist, Thomas Boys Lewis (1869–1936). The Lewis Textile Museum was closed in 2006 and a new gallery with its collection of looms and textile machinery was moved to Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery; named Cotton Town. The gallery houses exhibits such as working reproductions of the Spinning Jenny and The Mule of Hargreaves and Crompton. It opened in April 2007.

Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery
Museum Street
Lancashire BB1 7AJ

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