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 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.