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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.

Choose a date to find out what's on at the hall. You can also follow us on facebook or twitter for the latest information.

Maxine Bristow: Textile Barriers

Maxine Bristow's textile intervention in Towneley's Art Gallery

Pre-Raphaelite Artist of Hope – Evelyn De Morgan

Stunning exhibition of 40 artworks on loan from The De Morgan Foundation

Wild About Burnley Outdoor Exhibition

Wildlife Exhibition Outdoors at Towneley Hall

Hidden Revealed

Revealing the Hidden narratives at Towneley Hall through creativity

Children’s Trails at Towneley Hall

Explore the Hall using our Mouse Trail and Animal Trail to help navigate the hal

Santa Comes to Towneley

Come and meet Santa and receive a small gift!


Parkinsons’ Kilkof and Kures

150 years of cures and cooking explored through these vibrant labels.


The Towneley Collection

A treasure trove of objects from around the world, here at Towneley


Wish You Were Here

A collection of Towneley's vintage postcards and the stories behind them


100 Stories

100 stories from the Great War - over 100 years ago

Family Friendly Activities at Towneley

Come and explore the hall with all the family

Whalley Abbey Vestments

Towneley's collection of medieval vestments

Cabinet of Curiosities

Towneley’s weirdest and most wonderful objects

The Art Gallery

Highlights from Towneley's permanent collection