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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
Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
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.

Opening Times

2022

Summer opening: 15 February to 31 October, Saturdays to Thursdays, 12pm to 5pm with last entry 4pm. Closed on Fridays.

Winter opening: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm until 4pm with last entry at 3pm.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

£5.50 per adult.

Children under 17: Free

Students: Free (with ID)

Tickets are valid for 12 months.

Group Visits

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.

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