Towneley Hall historic house, art gallery and museum located in 400 acres of beautiful parkland provides all the ingredients for a fun, educational and adventurous day out.
The magnificent hall, which dates from the 14th Century, contains fine period rooms decorated with oil paintings and sculptures.
The museum houses an eclectic collection including an Egyptian mummy, the Whalley Abbey vestments, Lancashire-made oak furniture, Pilkington Pottery and the Towneley Bear! Children will enjoy following the wooden mouse trail.
The art gallery boasts a spectacular collection of oil paintings including works by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, John William Waterhouse and Johan Zoffany. A programme of exhibitions in the galleries cover a wide range of arts and crafts. There is always something new to see.
Visitors can explore life “below stairs” in the Victorian kitchen, servant’s bedroom and discover the hidden Priest’s Hole.
The Stables cafe is close to the hall and provides a range of refreshments from light bites to full meals.
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Museum of Local History
Step back in time with a visit to the Museum of Local History. Located in the old brew house alongside the main hall, it tells the story of Burnley people at home and at work using exhibits, photographs and stories told by local residents.