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Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

Type:Arts, Crafts & Galleries

Museum Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7AJ

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Tel: 01254 667 130

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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. Britain's 2nd largest collection of Japanese woodcut prints, numerous watercolours and oil paintings, ceramics and the outstanding Hart collection of coins, books, medieval manuscripts and prints displayed in special low light conditions. The only permanent gallery of Indian and Pakistani culture in the North West.

Opening times Wednesday- Saturday 12:00 - 4.45pm. Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and all bank holidays


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

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

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Saturday12:00 - 16:45*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Saturday, 3rd November 2018 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Printmaking with Bookbinding - Inspired by the Edward Hart CollectionPrinting Workshop with Julia SwarbrickIn this workshop you will make a handmade bound book and learn a range of printmaking techniques and how to incorporate them into your book. £35 Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 10am – 3.30 pm on Saturday,3rd November 2018. Booking Required. 
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

Centrally located in Blackburn town centre. Easy walking distance from car parks.

Public Transport Directions

Blackburn Museum is approx. 10 minute walk from Blackburn bus and railway stations.

Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for details of public transport 01254 688040

For Information out of normal office hours conact Traveline 0871 200 2233 or National Rail 08457 484 950



  • Open All Year

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome



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