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Pennine Lancashire Museums

From the largest collection of Tiffany Glass in Europe to the last surviving steam powered mill in the world, experience beautiful, mysterious, bizarre and heart- warming tales and collections. During the Industrial Revolution, Pennine Lancashire was one of the most important and wealthy places in the world. Today, the wonderful collections and lavish architecture of its museums, mills and historic houses tell stories of the money made and spent in the region. These wonderful places are perfect for a family day out, containing fascinating collections and exhibits to intrigue and excite young and old. There is so much to see and do and with many of the museums near to each other, why not visit two museums in one day or try one you’ve never been to before?

Use our interactive map to move around the museums and reveal information, pictures and helpful links.

Clitheroe 

Castle Gawthorpe Textiles Collection at Gawthorpe 

Hall Queen Street Mill Textile 

Museum Towneley Hall Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery Howarth Art Gallery Rossendale Museum Turton Tower Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

    • Clitheroe Castle

      Clitheroe Castle

      The historic landmark of Clitheroe, in the heart of the Ribble Valley offers a day of exploration for all the family.

    • Gawthorpe Textile Collection

      Gawthorpe Textile Collection

      The Gawthorpe Textiles Collection is comprised of historic and contemporary lace, quilts, costume, samplers and embroidery from all over the world.

    • Haworth Art Gallery

      Haworth Art Gallery

      Come and visit the Haworth Art Gallery and see for yourself the world-famous Tiffany glass collection - the largest public collection in Europe.

    • Helmshore Mills

      Helmshore Mills

      Explore the true story of the Lancashire Textile Industry from the 18th Century to the present day and soak in the memorable atmosphere of these majestic mills.

    • Turton Tower

      Turton Tower

      Turton Tower is a distinctive English country house located in the small village of Turton on the edge of the popular walking area of the West Pennine Moors.

    • Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

      Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

      An arts and crafts-style listed building opened in 1874, housing displays and reserve collections. The largest icon collection outside London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

    • The Whitaker

      The Whitaker

      The Whitaker (previously Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery) is set in a beautiful park in the centre of the Rossendale Valley displaying interesting local history and a Victorian natural history collection.

    • Towneley Hall

      Towneley Hall

      Historic house with period rooms, art galleries and collections, brought to life by re-enactors, fun mouse trail and teenage time travelling adventures.

    • Queen Street Mill

      Queen Street Mill

      Queen Street Mill is a unique survivor of the textile industry. The Mill represents the last commercial steam powered textile weaving mill in the world.

    • More of Wonderful Things

      More of Wonderful Things

      Click here to follow the trail and discover more of the mysteries and wonders of Pennine Lancashire...

    • Itineraries

      Itineraries

      Whether it’s stepping back in time to view our textile industry in operation, or exploring the historic houses and collections built by the families who owned the mills – there’s something to suit groups of all ages and interests.

    • Wonderful Video

      Wonderful Video

      Watch this great film about all of the wonderful Pennine Lancashire Museums.

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