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.
A programme of major repairs to Towneley Hall will take place from October 2022 and will be completed in early 2025. Find out how the repair works will affect public access to the building and its appearance.
A reduced entry fee of £2.75 per adult is in place due to conservation building works taking place at Towneley Hall.
All areas of the Hall will be open to the public with the exception of the Regency Rooms, Medieval Long Gallery and Great Hall. Visitors will still be able to see the Victorian Kitchen and the stunning Art Gallery. The eclectic collections including an Egyptian Mummy, the Whalley Abbey Vestments, Lancashire-oak made furniture, Pilkington’s Pottery and the Towneley Bear are also still fully accessible.