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Towneley Hall

Displaying the 15th century vestments of Whalley Abbey and important Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite works by Burne-Jones, Waterhouse, Alma-Tadema and Zoffany.

Towneley Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3RQ

Towneley Hall in Burnley, Lancashire
Not free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Charged parking
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
Accessibility
  • Large font signs and leaflets
  • Accessible parking
  • Touch tours
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome

Towneley hall has 99% access for visitors in wheelchairs.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Towneley Hall is set in over 400 acres of historic parkland and small formal gardens with woodland walks, trails and a large childrens play area.

The Hall contains fine period rooms hung with original 19th-century oil and water colour paintings including works by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema,Waterhouse and Johan Zoffany. The Hall is home to the Whalley Abbey Vestments and a vast collection of Lancashire made oak furniture.

Visitors can also explore life below stairs in the Victorian kitchen. Pre-booked tours are available.

Please note Towneley hall starts a major building and restoration program in the new year -some rooms will be closed to the public.

Opening Times

Closed for restoration

Group Visits

No group bookings are being taken until the building and restoration work has been completed.

Private guided tours for groups are welcome by request (£8pp and must be 20+ people in the group).

Light refreshments can be provided.

Please contact Ken Darwen on kdarwen@burnley.gov.uk or phone 01282 477130.

Educational Visits

We welcome visits from primary and secondary schools. Our sessions for schools have been developed in collaboration with local teachers and cover a wide range of topics drawing both on the hall itself and the surrounding parkland.

Our staff know that all classes differ in their needs and abilities and are happy to tailor a session to your particular class.

Through our partnership with Pennine Lancashire Museums and Schools we are delighted to be able to offer two brand new learning sessions developed with local teachers that tailor the needs of pupils with the wonderful collections we have on offer.

Please contact for details: 01282 477130

Accessibility
  • Large font signs and leaflets
  • Accessible parking
  • Touch tours
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome

Towneley hall has 99% access for visitors in wheelchairs.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Getting here

Towneley Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3RQ

Towneley Hall is situated on the outskirts of Burnley with the park entrance being on Todmorden rd.

Brown and white tourist information signs from the M65 will bring you to the main entrance and the park.

towneley hall on map

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Towneley Hall in Burnley, Lancashire

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