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Gawthorpe Hall

Type:Historic House

Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8SD

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An Elizabethan gem in the heart of industrial Lancashire, built between 1600 and 1605 Gawthorpe Hall was the family seat of the Shuttleworth family for over 300 years. Inside the house you will find period rooms on display from the 1850 remodelling by renowned architect Sir Charles Barry and Pugin as well as original plasterwork ceilings, panelling and the impressive Long Gallery.

Also on display are over 200 pieces from the nationally important Gawthorpe Textile collection.

The National Potrait Gallery has loaned over 20 paintings to the Hall all of which illustrate its fascinating connections and history, particulary with the English Civil War. Gawthorpe Hall is an artistic and historic treasure trove in the middle of industrial Lancashire.


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£6.00 per ticket
Concession£4.00 per ticket
Guided Tour£7.00 per ticket
Up to 16 years old, accompaniedFree

For further information on their Xplorer Tickets and the fantastic savings on offer, please visit lancashire.gov.uk/museums

Opening Times

2019 (27 Mar 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00*

* Also open on Bank Holiday Mondays –22 April, 6 May, 27 May & 26 August.
Allow at least 90 minutes for your visit. Last entry to the Hall 4.30pm.
Open Saturday 30 Nov & Sun 1 Dec for the Victorian Christmas weekend.

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


Wednesday, 17th April 2019 - Wednesday, 17th April 2019

Pace EggingHave a go at the Lancashire tradition of decorating and rolling eggs, known as Pace Egging. Bring a boiled egg to decorate and then see whose is fastest down the banking. For children. Booking recommended.
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Monday, 22nd April 2019 - Monday, 22nd April 2019

Easter Bunny TrailGo hunting round the daffodils for the Pendelfin bunnies. These cute and cheeky bunnies were made locally to Gawthorpe Hall, you can find them and their little friends throughout the gardens and grounds of the Hall, then collect your prize at the end (while stocks last). Wear suitable clothing for...
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Sunday, 5th May 2019 - Sunday, 5th May 2019

Explore the Victorian kitchenExplore the Victorian kitchen in the basement, meet the housekeeper and find out about how the servants lived and worked, have a go at writing out a menu with a quill pen. Included in normal admission to the Hall.
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Saturday, 8th June 2019 - Saturday, 8th June 2019

Twits, Wits and Bawdy BasketsOutdoor theatre brought to you by Doodlebug Productions - No one is who they seem to be in this riotous, rip-roaring, cross-dressing comedy; a hapless band of Tudor rogues decide to make money as a company of strolling players. They arrive at Gawthorpe Hall, in Padiham and a frantic farce ensues....
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Thursday, 4th July 2019 - Thursday, 4th July 2019

History Wardrobe presents "All Writers Great and Small"Historian Lucy Adlington links costumes and stories in this lively literary show featuring many favourite writers, poets and dramatists.
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Saturday, 27th July 2019 - Saturday, 27th July 2019

A Midsummer Night's DreamA return to one of Shakepeare's best and most entertaining plays, perfect for all the family to enjoy on a summer's night. Bring your deckchair and join Off The Ground Theatre for an evening of fantastic entertainment.
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

From M65 Junction 8, follow the signs to Padiham town centre, then travel out of Padiham towards Burnley. Gawthorpe Hall is on the main Padiham to Burnley road, on the left hand side.

Public Transport Directions

The Burnley & Pendle Mainline Bus stops at the end of the driveway to the Hall on Burnley Road/Victoria Road, Padiham (from Burnley Bus Station).
Rail: To Burnley Barracks and Burnley, Manchester Road stations.



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  • Outdoor
  • Parking (free)
  • Toilets

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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