sculpture stares out of window

Towneley Hall is open to the public with COVID safe measures in place. Our opening hours are (from 2nd October): Saturday to Tuesday, 11-4 (last entry at 2.30pm). Until then we remain open Saturday to Thursday.

To manage visitor numbers Towneley Hall will be operating a booking system for people to enter the hall. Please book your visit with us here:

A one-way system has been introduced with floors signs and a map to help navigate around our beautiful building. Screens, hand sanitizer and frequent cleaning have also been introduced to help keep visitors safe.

From all our staff and volunteers, thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.

What's On


Watercolours from the Towneley Collection

Watercolours from the Towneley Collection

Maxine Bristow: Textile Barriers

Maxine Bristow's textile intervention in Towneley's Art Gallery


Impressions: A printmaking Response to Towneley

Printmakers from Prospect Studios are inspired by Towneley Hall


The Towneley Collection

A treasure trove of objects from around the world, here at Towneley


Wish You Were Here

A collection of Towneley's vintage postcards and the stories behind them


100 Stories

100 stories from the Great War - over 100 years ago

Towneley Hall and parkland

Towneley Hall historic house, art gallery and museum located in 400 acres of beautiful parkland provides all the ingredients for a fun, educational and adventurous day out.

The magnificent hall, which dates from the 14th Century, contains fine period rooms decorated with oil paintings and sculptures.

The museum houses an eclectic collection including an Egyptian mummy, the Whalley Abbey vestments, Lancashire-made oak furniture, Pilkington Pottery and the Towneley Bear!  The art gallery boasts a spectacular collection of oil paintings including works by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, John William Waterhouse and Johan Zoffany.

a couple walking past Towneley entrance