Ellenroad Engine House


Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 4LG

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Built in 1892 on the banks of the River Beal, the Ellenroad cotton mill produced fine cotton yarn using mule spinning. Nowadays, Ellenroad Engine House is home to the largest surviving, spinning-mill steam engine.

See the restored 3,000 horsepower twin engines, Victoria and Alexandra, the 80 ton flywheel, Whitelees beam engine (1842) and 1921 steam generator in action.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult + Accompanied Child Free Entry£5.00

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Attraction Facilities

  • Free Admission


  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Next to junction 21 of the M62 (Milnrow and Shaw) take the A640 towards Shaw. Pass under the motorway bridge and turn first right. Look for the chimney.

Opening times

2023 opening (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - SaturdayClosed*
Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* Open on the first Sunday of each month except January.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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