14th Aug 2020 -
6th Jan 2021

12 - 5

Watercolours from the Towneley Collection

Watercolours - Towneley Exhibition

Explore the beautiful range of watercolours currently on show from the Towneley collection including artists JMW Turner, David Cox, William Henry Hunt and Henry Benjamin Roberts.

In the 18th Century watercolours were delicate coloured drawings. The watercolour paint was translucent, allowing the paper to show through giving a different texture and luminosity to the artwork.

Paintings within the exhibition range from landscapes showing a varying range of terrains to depictions of narrative scenes influenced by the rural idyll.

Unfortunately, due to both CoVid-19 and much needed structural building work being undertaken to the hall, this exhibition is currently not accessible in person. We have instead created a Virtual Tour of the Main Art Gallery and our Temporary Exhibition Galleries.

sculpture stares out of window

Towneley Hall will open from 24th May 2021.
Opening Times (May to November):
Saturday to Thursday 12 until 5pm (last entry at 4pm.)
Public toilets will be open 10am–4pm Monday to Friday
For parking passes/renewals call 01282 477130 (12-4pm -please leave a name and phone number if not answered)

We look forward to seeing you! Book here.