The Towneley Hall art gallery contains one of the best collections of historic art in Lancashire and beyond.
Today there are over 300 oil paintings in the collection, the acquisitions being evenly divided between gifts and purchases, plus around 20 paintings transferred from Burnley Central Library and Padiham Museum in the 1970s.
The collection also includes oil and watercolour masterpieces by Alma-Tadema, Burne-Jones and Waterhouse.
About half of the oil paintings are on public display in most of the rooms around the house.
Our full collection of oil paintings is also available online. You can view all the paintings in our collection on the Art UK website.
Here are some of the highlights of the collection.
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.
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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.