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Gawthorpe Hall

Type:Historic House

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

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Tel: 01282 771004

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Visits are by pre-booked appointment only. Find out more and book your visit.

Gawthorpe Hall is an Elizabethan gem in the heart of industrial Lancashire. It was redesigned in the 1850s by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey was set. 

 

The Hall's beautiful interiors show life as it was in the Victorian era for the Kay-Shuttleworth family who resided at Gawthorpe for almost 400 years. Discover the history of the house, the family and famous visitors such as writers Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth Gaskell. The Hall and family also inspired contemporary author, Stacey Halls, who set her 2019 bestselling novel The Familiars at Gawthorpe. 

 

The Hall is home to one of the finest hand-crafted textile collections in Europe. It was established in the first half of the 1900s for the local community to learn hand-made textile skills such as embroidery and lace-making. 

 

With views across to Pendle Hill, gardens for play and woodland for adventure, it’s a wonderful day out for everyone. There are creative trails and activities for families to enjoy and an exhibitions and events programme throughout the year including outdoor theatre, artist-led textile workshops and talks.   

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Prices

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

2021 (19 May 2021 - 6 Nov 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Saturday12:00 - 17:00*
SundayClosed*

* Open 19 May to 6 November 2021
Wednesday to Saturday 12pm - 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)
All visits must be booked in advance - link available soon.

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

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

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

Directions

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.

Facilities

Other

  • Event Venue
  • Family Fun
  • Outdoor
  • Toilets

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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