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Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum

Type:Arts, Crafts & Galleries

Towneley Park, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3RQ

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Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum

This 14th century grade 1 listed hall has a rich history with many stories to tell, with grand period rooms decorated with oil paintings and sculptures covering several centuries of life at the hall which was the home of the Towneley family for over 600 years.

Today the hall hosts an eclectic collection including an Egyptian mummy, the whalley abbey vestments Lancashire made oak furniture Pilkington pottery and Kashmir embroidery.

The art gallery boasts a spectacular collection of oil paintings including works by Tadema, john William waterhouse and Zophany A program of exhibitions in the galleries cover a wide range of subjects and there is always something new to see.

The Victorian kitchens are open where you can explore all the wonderful culinary gadgets with the guide on duty or go to visit the family dining room and see how they would have eaten in the company of Lady O Hagen.

For younger families there are activities and tours available, details from the shop reception and don’t forget to visit the interactive natural history room giving bill the bear a wave on your way past.


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£5.00 per ticket

All adults pay £5 entry fee - this buys a 12month pass.
Entry is free to children & students under 17.

Opening Times

Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum (18 Feb 2020 - 6 Nov 2020)
Monday - Thursday12:00 - 17:00*
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00*

* Closed on Fridays except school holidays, however, school bookings, pre-booked groups and private events can be booked throughout the year on any day.

The gift shop is open every day 12 noon until 4pm.

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


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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020


Road Directions

On A671; 2 miles south east of Burnley.



  • Open All Year
  • Outdoor

COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Open now

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings



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