Heritage Open Days

Gawthorpe Hall – Padiham

Saturday 9th September 12pm to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Enjoy a free visit to Burnley’s ‘little Downton’. Gawthorpe Hall is a Jacobean house, nestled in the shadow of Pendle Hill, home of the Shuttleworth family for over 400 years. See the original plaster ceilings, decorative panelling and luxuriant Victorian rooms showing off furniture, ceramics and portraits. And use the spiral staircase to visit the Victorian kitchen (not usually open) to see what the housekeeper is making.

Luminary exhibition tour with artist Serena Partridge

Sunday, 10 September 2017 from 12:30 to 13:30

Booking is essential – here


Towneley Hall – Burnley

Friday 8th September Saturday 9th September Sunday 10th September Tours from 12-4pm. To book a place on a tour call 01282 477 130 or email kdarwen@burnley.gov.uk

The ‘jewel in Burnley’s crown’: a fascinating building, with period rooms covering several centuries of life at the hall. See the hidden spaces and learn about the history of Towneley Hall by joining in a tour. Entrance to the hall is free – but please note that car parking charges apply.

Whilst you’re there why not visit the Libertas textiles exhibition from the Natural Progression Textile Group & of course look out for the Grennan & Sperandio works within the Collection.


Weavers Triangle – Burnley

Look around the former wharfmaster’s house and canal toll office. Displays about Burnley’s textile industry, its workers, and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Saturday 9th September Sunday 10th September 2pm to 5pm

A guided walk along the canal towpath lasting about one hour. Please wear suitable shoes or boots.

Sunday 10th September 2.15pm. Meet at visitor centre

For more details call 01282 452403


Cotton Exchange – Blackburn

Guided tours of the Cotton Exchange. Find out how volunteers are rescuing and restoring this iconic building and how you can get involved.

Saturday 9 September: Tours at 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 11.45, 12.15, 12.45, 13.15

Pre-booking: Required
Tickets must be pre-booked
Booking Contact: Mrs H Thomson
Call: 07850 959898
Email: Harriet@goto-town.co.uk