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Gawthorpe Textile Collection Northlight


Suite 26, Unit 2, Northlight House, Northlight Estates, Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 5EG

Tel: 01282 773 963

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Gawthorpe Textile Collection Northlight

Gawthorpe Textiles Collection is an internationally renowned collection of global textiles located in the heart of Pennine Lancashire. 

Founded by the Honourable Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth (1886-1967), the collection was amassed to educate, inspire creativity, support wellbeing and to preserve traditional craft skills by sharing knowledge, skills and expertise across cultures. 

The museum is a centre of excellence for textile learning, based on its collection of over 30,000 items, one of the largest textile collections in the UK and the only collection of its kind in Lancashire. 

Open for special events or by appointment only.

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Open for special events or by appointment only (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Open for special events or by appointment only (27 Mar 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)




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