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Luminarium​​​​​ by Architects of Air​​


Corporation Park, Preston New Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6AY

Tel: 01254 582 579

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People inside the architects of air, surrounded by lights.

The National Festival of Making presents Architects of Air’s, Dodecalis Luminarium!

Immerse yourself in a world of light, colour and sound as you are invited to explore the labyrinth known as Dodecalis Luminarium. Inspired by cathedrals and Islamic architecture, the Architects of Air Luminaria, created by artist and maker Alan Parkinson, have amazed three million visitors in over 40 countries across five continents, creating a sense of wonder and enchantment for all ages.

Now, this August for four days only, the monumental inflatable structure is coming to Blackburn. Enter the Luminarium and enjoy a magical journey as you move through the winding paths and vast domes of this monumental, inflatable sculpture.  Handcrafted by a team of five makers, the Luminarium will leave you with a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and colour.  Journey through winding paths and vast domes as a gentle soundscape fills the chambers of this giant inflatable sculpture, for a sensory experience like no other!


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Adult ticket£4.00 per ticket
Child ticket (2-16 years)£2.00 per ticket

You are encouraged to purchase tickets online to guarantee entry.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


Road Directions

You are advised to park in Blackburn town centre and walk 10 minutes to the park. There is limited on-road parking surrounding the park due to resident permit bays.  Click here to see the parking options available in Blackburn town centre, 0.5 miles away.

Public Transport Directions

For the closest entrance, please use the entrance on West Park Road. There is a path suitable for wheelchairs up to the entrance of the Luminarium. Alternatively access the park through the Preston New Road or the East Park Road entrance and walk the short distance though the park. The nearest railway station is Blackburn, 0.5 mile Corporation Park is 0.5 miles from Blackburn town centre. The number 59 bus stops near Corporation Park on Preston New Road.


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