Gawthorpe Hall is throwing open its doors and giving free entry to everyone on Saturday 14 September from 12pm to 4.30pm as part of national Heritage Open Days.

Visitors can enjoy the historic Victorian rooms, fabulous portraits from the National Portrait Gallery and the stunning Gawthorpe Textiles Collection without having to pay an entry fee.

The Victorian kitchen is also open, for exploring where the servants worked and you can meet the housekeeper to discover more about Victorian gadgets and cooking. At 1pm there is a free Guided Walk to All Saints Church, Habergham led by the National Trust Ranger, with an opportunity to see inside the church and find out more about its connections to Gawthorpe Hall.  

Plus we have a special treat for this year -  throughout the afternoon there is a free vintage bus running between Padiham town centre and Gawthorpe Hall, so you can take a trip back in time on an original Burnley, Colne & Nelson Transport bus. 

The tearoom will also be open all afternoon for refreshments and light snacks, for that well-earned cup of tea after the exploring the delights of Gawthorpe.

Gawthorpe Hall is open for free on Saturday 14 September 12pm – 4.30pm
The vintage bus is running from 11.30pm to 4pm
All Saints Church, Habergham is open from 1-4pm.
More info on Heritage Open days from


Gawthorpe Hall
Historic House
Gawthorpe Hall (NT)

An Elizabethan Gem in industrial Lancashire, period rooms, work by Charles Barry and Pugin, nationally important Rachel Kay - Shuttleworth textile collection, National Portrait Gallery paintings, connections to English Civil War.



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