South Korean documentary team films in Burnley mill

TV audiences in South Korea will have the chance to learn about Lancashire's industrial past after a film crew visited Queen Street Mill Textile Museum (QSM) in Burnley.

Queen St Mill - South Korean TVThe South Korean crew were there to record footage for a new TV documentary called 'Empire of the Sea'.

The mill was chosen to showcase the importance of 'King Cotton' and will feature in the four-part series highlighting how goods, including cotton, influenced world trade. Other goods covered in the series include tea, sugar and black pepper.

The series is currently being shown on South Korean television.

Sarah Taylor, Lancashire County Council's museum manager at QSM, said:" The documentary producers were really keen to film a Lancashire loom working to give viewers a feel of a time when QSM was a thriving cotton-weaving mill and cotton was an important commodity around the world.

"It was a pleasure to welcome the crew and to have the opportunity to show them around. Lancashire's industrial heritage is something we're all very proud of, and it's great to think that people in South Korea will get to see our historic mill in action." QSM is the world's last surviving 19th century steam-powered weaving mill. Visitors can relive the days when cotton was king and see the magnificent steam engine, Peace, driving over 300 looms in the weaving shed. The museum opens in March until the end of November.