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Colourfields - Panopticon

Type: Arts, Crafts & Galleries

Corporation Park
Blackburn
Lancs
BB1 8AT

Tel: 01282 421 986

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Colourfields Photo by Ian Lawson
Design by Jo Rippon Architecture with artist Sophie Smallhorn.

Blackburn's Panopticon, Colourfields, is a dramatic transformation of the former cannon battery in Blackburn's Corporation Park, originally installed for the Park's opening in 1857 to house two Russian cannons captured during the Crimean War.

The battery had since fallen into disrepair, and the design and construction of Colourfields enabled part of this important structure and its associations with Blackburn's history to be preserved rather than dismantled, as would otherwise have been necessary owing to deterioration.

Whilst Colourfields uses the base of the former battery, it adds a new dimension of space, height and - of course - colour with its raised viewing points and candy stripes created from pastel-coloured tiles.

From the top of the structure, the panorama of the Park below, the town beyond and distant views out towards Lytham, Southport and Fleetwood, is simply breathtaking.

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Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday09:0017:00*
Tuesday09:0017:00*
Wednesday09:0017:00*
Thursday09:0017:00*
Friday09:0017:00*
Saturday09:0017:00*
Sunday09:0017:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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