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Museums

Discover the stories behind a county full of history and interesting artefacts. Whatever your interest, we know that our buildings and the treasures within will capture your imagination.  From Clitheroe Castle to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum. Lancashire has a whole host of museums that are perfect for all the family. Most offer programmes of free activities for young visitors and many are free to enter! Whether you're looking to soak up some culture, explore a historic house, take an educational trip or just want to treat the kids to an entertaining day out in, take your pick of our top museums and heritage attractions listed below.

Read about the award winning Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery in the Lancashire Visitor Magazine.

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  1. Add The Whitaker to your Itinerary

    The Whitaker

    Type

    Arts, Crafts & Galleries

    Location:

    Rossendale,

    The Whitaker (previously Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery) is set in a beautiful park in the centre of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire.

  2. Add Singing Ringing Tree - Panopticon to your Itinerary

    Singing Ringing Tree - Panopticon

    Type

    Arts, Crafts & Galleries

    Location:

    Burnley

    Burnley's Panopticon, 'Singing Ringing Tree', is a unique musical sculpture which overlooks Burnley from its position high above the town on Crown Point.

  3. Add Beacon Fell Country Park to your Itinerary

    Beacon Fell Country Park

    Type

    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Location:

    Preston

    A Country Park with 185 acres of extensive conifer woods and moorland. Visitor Centre with cafe, picnic areas, 6 car parks, forest walks and viewpoints. Summit 266m above sea level.

  4. Add Clitheroe Castle and Museum to your Itinerary

    Clitheroe Castle and Museum

    Type

    Castle / Fort

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    This historic landmark, in the heart of Ribble Valley provides a stunning vantage point. Intriguing galleries take you through 350 million years of history and geology of the local area.

  5. Add Madame Tussauds Blackpool to your Itinerary

    Madame Tussauds Blackpool

    Type

    Theme Ride / Tableau / Waxworks

    Location:

    Blackpool

    A visit to Madame Tussauds Blackpool is guaranteed to leave you feeling more than a little star struck!

  6. Add The Blackpool Tower to your Itinerary

    The Blackpool Tower

    Type

    Tower

    Location:

    Blackpool

    There are plenty of experiences on offer at The Blackpool Tower to ensure you have an unparalleled Blackpool experience

  7. Add World Horse Welfare Penny Farm to your Itinerary

    World Horse Welfare Penny Farm

    Type

    Farm

    Location:

    Blackpool


    Penny Farm is a horse rescue & rehabilitation centre operated by the charity World Horse Welfare. We welcome visitors 3 days a week to meet the ponies & find out more about the work of the charity. 

    The main stable area is indoors and the site has full disabled access. Visitors are also welcome...

  8. Add Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library to your Itinerary

    Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

    Type

    Museum

    Location:

    Market Square, Preston

    A great day out for all the family, the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library is a treasure trove of fantastic art and fascinating objects.

  9. Add Halo - Panopticon to your Itinerary

    Halo - Panopticon

    Type

    Viewpoint

    Location:

    Rossendale

    Rossendale's Panopticon, 'Halo', is an 18m-diameter steel lattice structure supported on a tripod five metres above the ground.

  10. Add Greenlands Farm Village to your Itinerary

    Greenlands Farm Village

    Type

    Farm

    Location:

    Carnforth

    Greenlands Farm Village includes a hands-on open farm experience, farm shop including a butchers and deli, local arts, gifts, crafts and clothes, the pottery, garden centre, café, wine shop and indoor soft play area.

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