Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

Outside of the museum building in Blackburn

Contact Information

Museum Street

Tel: 01254 667 130

Fax: 01254 695 370

Encounter beetles, badgers, Japanese art and an Egyptian mummy on a back street in Blackburn. From cotton looms and coins, to football clubs and religious icons - experience over 2000 years of history with us. Learn about the town’s communities, international connections and the role it played during the Industrial Revolution. 

At Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery there are things to make, dress-up costume and activities to enjoy for visitors of all ages. Escape to other worlds in the Victorian gallery, attend a theatre show, draw your own portrait and experience a real night at the museum.  

Create your own design on an original printing press, join in with the National Festival of Making, enjoy changing exhibitions and join our programme of events throughout the year.  

Whether looking for inspiration, half-term fun or simply an escape from everyday life, either with friends, family or alone - it is the perfect place to visit. There is always something new to discover at this hidden jewel - just steps away from the bustle of shopping in the town centre. 


Road Directions

Centrally located in Blackburn town centre. Easy walking distance from car parks.

Public Transport Directions

Blackburn Museum is approx. 10 minute walk from Blackburn bus and railway stations.Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for details of public transport 01254 688040For Information out of normal office hours conact Traveline 0871 200 2233 or National Rail 08457 484 950


  • Sub-Regional Awards Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018

Opening Times

1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021



  • Open All Year

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome

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  • Blackburn & Darwen Town Centre Maps to download