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As one of the first museums to open outside of London in 1874, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery houses a rich and fascinating collection of paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, Christian icons and medieval manuscripts.
Children will delight at the collection of bugs (hidden under velvet cloths), the Egyptian Mummy dating from 1AD and the secret storey that is the Explorers’ Gallery.
This Arts and Crafts style mansion was built for brother and sister William and Anne Haworth in 1909 and left to the people of Accrington in 1920. It is home to the largest collection of brilliantly coloured Tiffany Glass in Europe, all thanks to a local boy who went to find fame and fortune in America.
Tiffany vases, mosaics and tiles are all on display along with the art collection of William and Anne Haworth.
Made up of two mills, Higher Mill and Whitaker’s Mill, Helmshore Mills Textile Museum tells both the story of wool and cotton and how they defined the history of the valley for almost 200 years.
Visit the Devil Hole, one of the most dangerous places to work in the mill and see a demonstration of the amazing cotton spinning machines in action.
The textiles collection at Gawthorpe Hall was amassed by Miss Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth. Today the collection includes historic and contemporary lace, quilts, costume, samplers and embroidery from all over the world.
Gawthorpe Hall dates back to the early 16th century and you can wonder at the beautiful long gallery and architecture of the hall as well as enjoying the beautiful gardens and grounds.
Owned by the ‘The Queen Street Manufacturing Company’, the mill is a time capsule of the late Victorian age. It has an engine called ‘Peace’, named in honour of the locals who lost their lives during the first world war.
Come and see Queen Street Mill’s vast weaving shed, so impressive it featured in a scene from Oscar winning film ‘The King’s Speech’.
Inspired by its Victorian history the museum and gallery makes unique connections with contemporary themes. Whether the images and artefacts are from the past the present or the future there is something unique for everyone.
Regular exhibitions and themed heritage pieces rub shoulders with extraordinary natural history - shrunken head and fighting tiger...
Set in 400 acres of beautiful parkland, Towneley Hall is the finest building in Burnley and has many stories to tell.
It houses a unique collection of treasures from around the world including outstanding paintings, Egyptian artefacts, a Peruvian mummy and Bill the Bear.
A visit to Towneley is a great day out for the whole family. There is an excellent play area, friendly cafe, an 18 hole pitch and putt course and you can explore the Offshoot permaculture gardens too!
Used for many years as a hunting lodge or second home it has had many owners including the notable Chetham and Kay families.
Given to the public in 1929 Turton Tower is a wonderful visit where you can see the architecture, furniture and gardens of a beautiful historic house.
The museum, which occupies the Seventeenth Century Steward’s House, tells the story of the history of Clitheroe from 350 million years ago to the present day.
Packed full of weird and wonderful collections and exhibits to intrigue and excite young and old - a great day out for family and friends, view the short videos for a flavour of things to experience...
During the Industrial Revolution, Pennine Lancashire was one of the most important and wealthy places in the world. Today, the wonderful collections and lavish architecture of it’s museums, mills and historic houses tell stories of the money made and spent in the region. We’ve created this story map to inspire you to visit Pennine Lancashire’s extraordinary museums and wonder at this unique region.
During the Industrial Revolution, Pennine Lancashire was one of the most important and wealthy places in the world. Today, the wonderful collections and lavish architecture of its museums, mills and historic houses tell stories of the money made and spent in the region.
These wonderful places are perfect for a family day out, containing fascinating collections and exhibits to intrigue and excite young and old. There is so much to see and do and with many of the museums near to each other, why not visit two museums in one day or try one you’ve never been to before?
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