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Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery


Museum Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7AJ

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Tel: 01254 667 130

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Outside of the museum building in Blackburn

Encounter beetles, badgers, Japanese art and an Egyptian mummy on a street in Blackburn.  From cotton looms and coins, to football clubs and religious icons, experience over 2,000 years of history.  Learn about the town’s communities, international connections and the role it played during the Industrial Revolution.

At Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery there are things to make, dress-up costumes and activities to enjoy for visitors of all ages.  Escape to other worlds, attend a theatre show, draw your own portrait and experience a real night at the museum.

Create your own design on an original printing press, join in with the National Festival of Making, enjoy changing exhibitions and join a programme of events throughout the year.

Whether looking for inspiration, half-term fun or simply an escape from everyday life, either with friends, family or alone, it is the perfect place to visit.  There is always something new to discover at this hidden jewel, just steps away from the bustle of shopping in the town centre. 


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

Opening Times

Season (3 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Season (1 Jan 2025 - 31 Dec 2025)


Sunday, 14th January 2024 - Monday, 23rd December 2024

Get Crafty: Saturday Free Arts & Craft Activities at Blackburn Museum & Art GalleryFree craft sessions.
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Tuesday, 14th January 2025 - Sunday, 13th April 2025

Art Open 2024 at Blackburn Museum & Art GalleryBlackburn Museum & Art Gallery is excited to be holding its second Art Open.
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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 688040For Information out of normal office hours conact Traveline 0871 200 2233 or National Rail 08457 484 950



  • Open All Year

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  • Disabled Access/Toilets

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  • Coaches Welcome



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