Moravian Museum, Fulneck

The Museum

In 1968 two members of the church at Fulneck, Sister E Harrison and Sister K Mitchell decided to convert two almost derelict buildings to make a museum of Moravian artefacts not only concerning the history of the Fulneck settlement but of the Moravian Church worldwide. The money needed was raised by holding coffee mornings, donations and 2000 jars of marmalade. In July 1969, the museum opened with a charge of 5d for adults and 3d for children. Voluntary donations, entrance fees and tours of the settlement are still the only means of supporting this invaluable work.

The Moravian Room – This room is devoted to artefacts illustrating the life and work of the Moravian Church at home and abroad. Found in the Moravian Room, various objects brought back by Moravian missionaries on their return from the missionary fields in Africa, India, Labrador and Tibet are on display.

Victorian Parlour – The furnishings of this parlour are typical of a cottage home in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Fire Engine Room – This room contains the Fulneck hand pulled Fire Engine. The Corporation of the Royal Exchange Assurance presented this to the United Brethren of Fulneck in 1822. Also, there are examples of the marbled paper made by the sisters and a model of the settlement.

The Kitchen – This room contains a wonderful assortment of kitchen artefacts, these include old washing implements and cooking utensils, making us thankful for the advancement of science, as we realise the hard work done by our ancestors.

Weaving Room – A large handloom with a flying shuttle takes up the greater part of this room. There are also two sock knitting machines and a frame used to make ‘proddy’ rugs.

Costumes – In the costume room we have, among others, a Victorian wedding dress and a 1930s wedding dress. There are also collections of buttons, samplers, needlework and children’s toys.



The museum is situated in a delightful settlement, containing buildings of architectural interest between Leeds and Bradford on the south side of Pudsey, overlooking the Tong Cockersdale Valley. The Moravian Museum,
LS28 8NT

Opening Times

For More Information

The museum is open from Easter to the end of September on Saturday and Wednesday from 2pm-4pm. Visit the website:


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