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Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery
Museum Street

BB1 7AJ | View map
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Blackburn Museum now offers a lively programme of exhibitions and events for all.
After a £500 000 refurbishment the Museum re-opened three major new galleries highlighting the best of Blackburnís outstanding collections.

  • The new Hart Gallery contains displays from our outstanding collections of medieval and Persian illuminated manuscripts, coins, Japanese art and icons.
  • The Explorer's Gallery contains a separate classroom space, displays and interactives focusing on art from around the world, including Peruvian ceramics, indigenous American art, Maori artefacts and much more.
  • The family-friendly displays in the new Skill & Labour Gallery feature touch-screen and hands-on interactives, specially commissioned craft pieces by Lucy Casson and an amazing wealth of local material much of which has not been displayed before.
  • Superb collection of Victorian oils and watercolours
  • Award-winning South Asian Gallery
  • Lively and varied temporary exhibitions


    Nearest UK Airport: Manchester
    Months Open: Tues - Sat
    Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day
    Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
    Admission Price: Free
    Gift Shop: Yes

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