The Weavers’ Triangle Trust, which looks after the Visitor Centre, is a registered charity.
It started life in 1977 as the Burnley Industrial Museum Action Committee to work for the preservation of the town’s heritage. We named an area along the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal the Weavers’ Traingle and began to work for its conservation, eventually changing our name to the Friends of the Weavers’ Triangle.
In 1980 we opened the canal toll office at Burnley Wharf as a heritage centre. In the late 1980s, the museum expanded when we were granted occupancy of the adjacent canal agent’s house by British Waterways.
In 2010 the Visitor Centre celebrated its 30th Anniversary.