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Showtown Blackpool


Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 4BJ

Tel: 01253 478 624

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Showtown Blackpool

Showtown is Blackpool’s brand new, side-tickling, eye-popping, toe-tapping, mind-boggling museum.

Bang in the middle of Blackpool, the museum of fun and entertainment is an immersive experience that captures the spirit of the amazing town.  It’s an attraction, full of star quality where you can get up close with the entertainers who put Blackpool on the map.  The comedians, dancers, acrobats, performers and larger-than-life characters who turned a seaside resort into the home of show business.

Get on the dance floor, smell the sawdust, discover the backstage secrets.  If you are curious to find out more, join in on a range of activities, events and opportunities to learn more.

​​​​​​Inside Showtown you’ll find six galleries shining a light on British popular entertainment through objects, stories, films and fun:

Beside the Seaside.
Step inside Blackpool’s seafront and see Blackpool beach like you have never seen it before.

How’s Tricks.
Go behind the scenes in a Blackpool magic shop.  Find conjurers, escapologists and illusionists and discover Blackpool’s important role in magic.

Roll Up! Roll Up!
Jugglers, tumblers and clowns, oh my!  Step backstage into the world of circus and discover why Blackpool and circus go hand in hand.

It’s Better with the Lights On.
Step into the shoes of the designers and creators of the famous Blackpool Illuminations.  Find out what it takes to turn on the greatest free light show on earth. 

It’s Showtime.
Go through the stage door and meet the comedians, ventriloquists, musicians and producers of Blackpool’s shows and popular entertainment. Could you be the next comedy star?

​​​​​​Everybody Dance Now.
Step onto the dance floor and get dancing.  Discover Blackpool’s iconic role in dance, from the spiritual home of ballroom to the home of Northern Soul.

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (16 - 64 years)£15.00 per person per day
Blackpool residentsFree
Child (4 - 15 years)£11.50 per ticket
Child under 3 yearsFree
Concession (over 65 years, disabled)£13.50 per ticket
Group admission from£8.60 per ticket
Student£13.50 per ticket

Some events and workshops are charged.

Opening Times

Season (15 Mar 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Season (1 Jan 2025 - 31 Dec 2025)


Thursday, 18th April 2024 - Thursday, 12th December 2024

Showtots: Baby and Toddler Sessions at Showtown BlackpoolHave fun playing, creating and exploring together.
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Saturday, 13th July 2024 - Sunday, 23rd February 2025

Andy Hollingworth Exhibition at ShowtownHis incredible photographs of some of Britain’s most iconic comedians feature in Showtown’s first major exhibition.
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Sunday, 14th July 2024 - Sunday, 14th July 2024

Wednesday, 24th July 2024 - Wednesday, 28th August 2024

Saturday, 3rd August 2024 - Saturday, 3rd August 2024

Family Workshops at Showtown BlackpoolA programme of fun workshops for the whole family. 
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Sunday, 14th July 2024 - Sunday, 14th July 2024

Thursday, 1st August 2024 - Thursday, 1st August 2024

Thursday, 5th September 2024 - Thursday, 5th September 2024

Talks at Showtown Blackpool​​​​​​​Fascinating talks take place throughout the year.  
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Thursday, 18th July 2024 - Thursday, 18th July 2024

Thursday, 22nd August 2024 - Thursday, 22nd August 2024

Showtown ToursA schedule of tours to uncover the fascinating history, culture and sites of Blackpool.  
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Saturday, 10th August 2024 - Saturday, 10th August 2024

Masterclass: Blackpool Letters: Typography Masterclass at Showtown BlackpoolJoin artist Lisa Wigham for a walking tour of Blackpool to discover the town's unique signage and typography.  ​​Then have a go yourself.
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Saturday, 14th September 2024 - Saturday, 14th September 2024

Saturday, 12th October 2024 - Saturday, 12th October 2024

Saturday, 9th November 2024 - Saturday, 9th November 2024

Showtown Relaxed HourThe relaxed hour is perfect for visitors who prefer a calmer environment.
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018




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  • Close to rail network

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  • Promenade/Seaside Location


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