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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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Wonderful Video

      Wonderful Video

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

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