Come and see Artist of Hopea new exhibition of stunning work by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Evelyn De Morgan which features 45 of her symbolic paintings. Find out More.


sculpture stares out of window

Towneley Hall is now open to the public.

During our period of closure staff have been busy working on essential maintenance to the hall, ensuring its place in Burnley’s history for another 600 years. Currently this means the Great Hall is closed whilst we undertake surveys and repairs to the Grade I listed ceiling.

Thank you for your support.

Book your visit via our website to help us maintain social distancing. Hand sanitizer, one way system, social distancing, mask wearing and the NHS track and trace app will all be in use to keep visitors safe. Groups of up to six people or two households can book to visit together.

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Original Olympic posters of the 1972 Games

12 original posters from the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich

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Parkinsons’ Kilkof and Kures

150 years of cures and cooking explored through these vibrant labels.

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The Towneley Collection

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

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Wish You Were Here

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

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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