Mossley Heritage

Mossley Heritage Centre takes up a corner of Longlands Mill, and is dedicated to celebrating our incredible hilly milly history.

A photo of the centre

The centre is occupied by a massive baling machine, artefacts, archives, memorabilia, maps, books by local historians, furniture, photographic collections, a schoolroom, kitchen and living area.

Visiting the centre

The centre is located at Longlands Mill, Mossley, Queen Street, OL5 9AH.

Map showing how to get to the centre

Queen Street is opposite Mossley railway station. The heritage centre is in the corner of the Emmaus courtyard at the far end of the car park.

Admittance is free.

Opening Times

  • Wednesday to Friday 2.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Saturday 12.00pm – 2.00pm

What can you investigate?

Uncover the hidden stories of Mossley

A visitor browsing the centre

Did you know that there was a murder in the cinema and an attempted bank robbery in Mossley?

More visitors browsing the centre

Learn the weird and wonderful stories of people trading jars of wee for cloth and the men who were dressed as shepherds but didn’t own any sheep!

Arrange your visit


  • Flying shuttles & bobbins
  • Cotton & clogs
  • Victorian schoolroom
  • Washboards & mangles
  • Carpet sweepers & knotters
  • Gazunders, slipper baths & commodes
  • Bottles & stone jars
  • Maps from over the years

Get involved

The centre is run by Mossley Civic Society volunteers – come and join us!

Illustration of Mossley

You don’t need to be an expert on local history, you just need to have an interest in Mossley and its heritage.

Contact us at the heritage centre or on 01457 837 287 if you can spare any time (even an hour or two a month helps).

Get in touch Mossley Civic Society