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Gawthorpe Hall

Type:Historic House

Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8UA

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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

2018 (28 Mar 2018 - 4 Nov 2018)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00*

* Also open Bank Holiday Mondays – 2 April, 7 May, 28 May & 27 August.
Allow at least 90 minutes for your visit. Last entry to the Hall 4:30pm.
Open Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 December 11am-3pm, for the Victorian Christmas weekend.

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


Saturday, 30th June 2018 - Sunday, 4th November 2018

Brothers in ArmsGawthorpe Hall celebrates the lives and sacrifices of the Kay-Shuttleworth family in both World Wars. Discover the stories of those who served, died and survived and the impact war had on both the Estate and the wider community of Padiham.
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Saturday, 7th July 2018 - Sunday, 4th November 2018

Battle of Britain Lace Panel: Then and NowIn this RAF centenary year Carol Quarini has created a contemporary textile response to Gawthorpe Textiles Collection's original Battle of Britain machine-lace panel. Carol's exhibition includes an installation of stylized parachute shapes, one for each airman who died in the Battle.
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Friday, 27th July 2018 - Friday, 27th July 2018

Discovering QuiltingMeet the quilting experts who can show you some of the techniques for making fabulous quilts (included in admission to the Hall).
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Saturday, 28th July 2018 - Saturday, 28th July 2018

Outdoor Theate - Sinbad The SailorBring your deckchair and join 'Off The Ground' Theatre for an evening sailing the seven seas with Sinbad the Sailor.
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Thursday, 9th August 2018 - Thursday, 9th August 2018

Discovering LaceMeet the lace experts who can show you how to use bobbins, needles and other forgotten skills to create beautiful lace. (Included in admission to the Hall).
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Saturday, 8th September 2018 - Saturday, 8th September 2018

Heritage Open Days 2018Visitors will have access to parts of the Hall not generally open to the public, including the Library and Victorian Kitchen.
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Saturday, 15th September 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

Battle of Britain DayMarking Battle of Britain Day, make paper aeroplanes and play under the colourful parachute. Also take a look at the stunning Battle of Britain machine-lace panel on display in the Hall;, and you can meet the artist Carol Quarini who has created work to complement the panel.
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Sunday, 28th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

Pumpkin TrailJoin on a muddy autumnal hunt around the grounds of Gawthorpe Hall; wear your wellies!
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Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Sunday, 2nd December 2018

Victorian ChristmasDiscover a truly festive Victorian Christmas at Gawthorpe Hall. The Hall will be trimmed with greenery and decorated in the style of the Victorian era, when the Royal family adopted many new traditions from Prince Albert's homeland of Saxe-Coburg.
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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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  • Toilets

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  • Disabled Access/Toilets

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  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking

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