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.

Temporary closure notice

The Hall is temporarily closed until Spring 2025 for essential repairs and restoration.

  • The shop, Park Life Cafe and toilets remain open
  • Look out for events and craft activities in the Lecture Theatre
  • Selected school workshops will continue
  • Towneley Park is always free to enjoy

You can still explore our collection on Art UK, the online showcase for art in every UK public collection.