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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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    Farm

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    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...

  2. Add Rufford Old Hall to your Itinerary

    Rufford Old Hall

    Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Ormskirk

    Follow in Shakespeare's footsteps and visit one of Lancashire's finest Tudor buildings which was built in the 1530s and is situated just 7 miles from Southport.

  3. Add Gawthorpe Hall to your Itinerary

    Gawthorpe Hall

    Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Burnley

    An Elizabethan Gem in industrial Lancashire, period rooms, work by Charles Barry and Pugin, nationally important Rachel Kay - Shuttleworth textile collection, National Portrait Gallery paintings, connections to English Civil War.

  4. Add Haworth Art Gallery (Tiffany Glass) to your Itinerary

    Haworth Art Gallery (Tiffany Glass)

    Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Accrington

    The Haworth Art Gallery is an Edwardian house set in a park with internationally renowned collection of Tiffany Glass on permanent display. The Haworth Art Gallery houses the finest collection of Tiffany Art Glass in public hands outside America.

  5. Add Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum to your Itinerary

    Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum

    Type

    Arts, Crafts & Galleries

    Location:

    Burnley

    Historic House set in 24 acres of woodland. You are able to explore the period rooms, art gallery and learn more about Burnley's history whilst a Mouse Trail through the Museum keeps children entertained.

  6. Add East Lancashire Railway to your Itinerary

    East Lancashire Railway

    Type

    Steam Railway

    Location:

    Bury

    The East Lancashire Railway is a mainly steam hauled service between Heywood, Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall.

  7. Add Carnforth Station Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

    Type

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Location:

    Carnforth

    Made famous by David Lean's romantic classic film Brief Encounter, starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in 1945, the award-winning heritage centre includes a faithful restoration of the refreshment room where Laura and Alec first met.

  8. Add Glasform to your Itinerary

    Glasform

    Type

    Arts, Crafts & Galleries

    Location:

    Poulton-le-Fylde

    John Ditchfield is a Master Glass Blower based in Lancashire. John's company, Glasform Ltd specialises in producing handmade art glass dubbed 'antiques of the future'. View glass being made, and peruse the collection in the studio showroom.

  9. Add Samlesbury Hall to your Itinerary

    Samlesbury Hall

    Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Preston

    Built in 1325 Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior, the Hall is almost equidistant between Blackburn and Preston, yet retaining a rural feel.

  10. Add Astley Hall Museum and Art Gallery to your Itinerary

    Astley Hall Museum and Art Gallery

    Type

    Historic House

    Location:

    Astley Village, Chorley

    Astley Hall dates from 1580 with subsequent additions. Unique collections of furniture including a fine Elizabethan bed and the famous Shoval Board Table.

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