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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

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

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

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Saturday12:00 - 16:45*
SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Thursday, 31st January 2019 - Saturday, 4th May 2019

Blackburn - Antony Barkworth-Knight Film Premiere at Blackburn Museum & Art GalleryBlackburn - Antony Barkworth-KnightFilmmaker Antony Barkworth-knight has produced a new film in collaboration with Blackburn Museum and the British Museum. The 15 minute film titled 'Blackburn' will be screened in the Museum Wednesday - Saturday until 4th May 2019. Free
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Saturday, 23rd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Cacti Terrarium Making WorkshopCacti Terrarium Making WorkshopCacti Terrarium Making Workshop on Saturday 23rd February 2019 12 – 3pm at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery Join Ginny Scholey from Salvaged Gardens to create and take home a sophisticated slice of the desert as a beautiful cacti terrarium.
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Thursday, 14th March 2019 - Thursday, 14th March 2019

Blackburn Museum & Art GalleryDarwen Terracotta: Restoration and New Build ProjectsJoin the Friends of Blackburn Museum on Thursday 14th March 2019 at 2:00 pm for an talk by John Wilson. £2.00 entry for non members
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Saturday, 23rd March 2019 - Saturday, 23rd March 2019

Embroidery Hoop Needle Felting WorkshopEmbroidery Hoop Needle Felting WorkshopEmbroidery Hoop Needle Felting Workshop on Saturday 23rd March 2019 12 – 3pm at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery Come and learn the skills needed to create your own piece of bespoke needle felted artwork inside an embroidery hoop.
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Thursday, 11th April 2019 - Thursday, 11th April 2019

Blackburn Museum & Art GalleryA Deadly Way To Make A Living: The Fate Of Chung Ling Soo, Marvellous Chinese ConjurorJoin the Friends of Blackburn Museum on Thursday 11th April 2019 at 2:00 pm for a talk by Brian Lead. £2.00 entry for non members
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Thursday, 9th May 2019 - Thursday, 9th May 2019

Blackburn Museum & Art GalleryJames Dixon's Boys: Blackburn Orphanage And The First World WarJoin the Friends of Blackburn Museum on Thursday 9th May 2019 at 2:00 pm for a talk by David Pilkington. £2.00 entry for non members
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Saturday, 8th June 2019 - Saturday, 8th June 2019

Blackburn Museum & Art GalleryThe David Shipway LectureJoin the Friends of Blackburn Museum on Thursday 8th June 2019 at 2:00 pm for The David Shipway Lecture.   This year's Memorial Lecture will be given by Cynthia Johnston £2.00 entry for non members
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Thursday, 13th June 2019 - Thursday, 13th June 2019

Behind The Scenes At The MuseumJoin the Friends of Blackburn Museum on Thursday 13th June 2019 at 2:00 pm for "Behind The Scenes At The Museum", Some lesser known aspects of museum work, described by members of the Museum staff. £2.00 entry for non members
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018

Directions

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

Facilities

Other

  • Open All Year

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome

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