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Clitheroe Castle and Museum

Type:Castle / Fort

Castle Hill, Castle Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1BA

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Tel: 01200 424 568

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Clitheroe Castle and Museum

Coronavirus - disruption to services

Clitheroe Castle museum is now open. Visits are by pre-booked appointment only. Find out more and book your visit.


Clitheroe Castle Museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years. It tells the story of Clitheroe and its surrounding area: the formation of the land 350 million years ago; the people who have lived in the area - their work, their homes, their leisure times; and legends and folklore. With something for everyone to unleash your imagination – explorer back packs and searches, to oral history recordings and the Victorian kitchen - Clitheroe Castle Museum makes for a great day out.


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£4.50 per ticket
Concessions£3.40 per ticket

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

Opening Times

Open (3 Apr 2020 - 3 Nov 2020)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*
Open (4 Nov 2020 - 16 Feb 2021)
Monday - Tuesday12:00 - 16:00*
Wednesday - ThursdayClosed*
Friday - Sunday12:00 - 16:00*
Open (17 Feb 2021 - 31 Mar 2021)
Monday - Sunday12:00 - 16:00

* The Museum will be closed Christmas Day (25 Dec) Boxing Day (26 Dec) and New Year's Day (1 Jan). All museums are open on all bank holidays between Easter and October.
Last admission to the museum is at 3:30pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • VAQAS Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
VAQAS Quality Assured Visitor Attraction


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


Road Directions

From the South (Preston, Blackburn) - Leave M6 at Junction 31. Follow signs for Clitheroe A59 for approximately 13 miles. Straight on at roundabout with McDonald’s. Turn left at next roundabout (A671). Enter Clitheroe. At mini roundabout turn left signed “Town Centre”. Follow Castle Museum designated brown parking signs. From the North (Skipton) - Follow A59. After passing the turning for Chatburn/Downham, take the second turning on the right signed “Clitheroe, A671”. At first roundabout turn left Chatburn Rd. At next roundabout turn right, then at the following roundabout keep straight on signed “Waddington, Longridge”. Follow road around sharp left hand bend - do not follow Waddington road under bridge. Follow Castle Museum designated brown parking signs.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway station Clitheroe. Nearest bus station Whalley. For timetable information please contact the Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre on 01200 425566.



  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Encourage Use of Public Transport
  • Family Fun
  • Indoor Attraction
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open All Year
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Picnic Site
  • Seasonal Opening Only
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Use and Promote Local Produce

Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In town/city centre

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings



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