Working life

Many important industries and trades once did and still do exist in Craven. The museum displays illustrate the industries of lead mining and cotton mills, with examples of large machinery as well as smaller objects like miners’ equipment and calico printing blocks. Another important aspect of Craven’s working life is farming, shown through farm-house objects like butter churns and branding irons.

Smaller trades can also be seen in the museum’s collection with items from the Craven Bank (founded in 1791), post office weighing scales, and police helmets.

If you would like to enquire about this collection or would like further information simply get in touch with a member of our curatorial team.

Branding irons
Cotton Craven Bank money bags Printing press block Miners' compass