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John Mercer: Lancashire's Curious Chemist

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John Mercer: Lancashire's Curious Chemist

Time: August 23, 2010 to November 22, 2010
Location: Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
Street: Harle Syke
City/Town: Burnley Lancashire BB10 2HX
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Phone: 01282 412555
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Queen Street Mill Textile Museum/Royal Society
Latest Activity: Jul 25, 2010

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Event Description

John Mercer of Great Harwood is one of Lancashire's unsung heroes. A Victorian man of science, his interests in chemistry and photography, printing and dyeing raised the game for the Lancashire textile industry.

His name is captured in the very production method he invented 'mercerized cotton' and in many of the public buildings of the area - Mercer Hall and Mercer Park to name but two. Find out more about this amazing man in this family friendly mini-exhibition.

This is a partnership project and is part of the Royal Society's 350th Anniversary 'Local Heroes' celebrations. The exhibition will tour libraries and galleries of the area.

Ticket Type Ticket Tariff
Concession £2.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket £3.00 per ticket

Accompanied Kids Go Free!
Public Transport Directions
By Rail: to Burnley Central or Burnley Manchester Road station. Visitors will then need to continue by bus as below:
By Bus: No. 111/112 to Queen Street, Harle Syke.

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