30th Apr 2020 -
4th Oct 2021


Original Olympic posters of the 1972 Games

The Munich Olympics produced a series of additional posters as part of the graphic atmosphere of the games. 

This series was composed of 21 designs of different sports in two to four colour prints, generally emphasising horizontal lines and movement.

Towneley is delighted to host this collection of 12 original posters from the 1972. They were discovered in the South wing of Towneley Hall. They have been restored and flattened over the past two years and custom framed for your enjoyment. Many of them are signed by the original artists.

You can see them at their very best, thanks to the gallery’s new LED lighting system.

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.

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.