The historic 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 programme of exhibitions in the galleries cover a wide range of arts and crafts. There is always something new to see.