Gawthorpe Hall - National Trust

Gawthorpe Hall - National Trust
Padiham
Nr Burnley
Lancashire
BB12 8UA
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gawthorpe-hall

E-mail

Enquiries

gawthorpehall@lancashire.gov.uk

Telephone

01282 771004

Fax

01282 770178

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A view of the East Front of Gawthorpe Hall at Lancashire

This imposing house, set in tranquil grounds in the heart of urban Lancashire, resembles the great Hardwick Hall and is very probably by the same architect, Robert Smythson.

In the middle of the 19th century Sir Charles Barry was commissioned to restore the house, thereby creating the opulent interiors we see today. The Long Gallery is hung with portraits of society figures from the 17th century, some of which are on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Several rooms display part of the international collection of needlework, lace and costume assembled by the last family member to live here, Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth. The wooded park and riverside location offer wonderful walks.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

31 March - 4 November Weds-Sun plus Bank Holidays
12.00-17.00 (last entry 4.30pm)

Closed: Mon and Tues

Admission charges

Adults: £4.00
Concessions: £3.00
Accompanied Children: FREE

Season ticket and multipass available:
Lancashire Museums Xplorer Tickets
Adult Season Ticket (1 venue, 1 Adult): £8.00
Adult Multi-Pass (13 venues, 1 Adult): £12.00
Family & Friends Multi-Pass (13 venues, 2 Adults, 2 Concessions: £20.00
Prices correct April 2010 but may be subject to change. Please see our website for latest details.

Discounts

  • National Trust
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Jason and the Argonauts Outdoor Theatre

  • 2 August 2014 6:30-8:30pm

This Summer join Off The Ground as they embark on an epic adventure with Jason and his heroic Argonauts.

Watch how the mighty Gods of Greece, Zeus and Hera, play with human lives to satisfy their own desires. See how Jason uses all his strength and wit to evade the beastly minotaur.…and ultimately win in the quest for the Golden Fleece.

Can Jason survive and return home to claim his right to the throne?

A summer show not to be missed, packed full of song, danger and heroic adventure across the seas! Bring a deck chair, refreshments and then enjoy.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £11, concession £8, under 21s £5, tickets online at www.offthground.co.uk or purchase on the night

photograph of bee on flower

Paper Play

  • 6 August 2014 1-4pm

Wednesdays in August mean family activities at Gawthorpe Hall! Drop in between 13:00 and 16:00. £2.00 per child per event (must be accompanied by adult).

Come and enjoy a range of craft, trails and adventure activities for the summer holidays.

This session is paper play! Join the mad Professor to make and fly a paper plane then follow the wildlife trail in the grounds.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.00 per activity.

photograph of poppies

Crafty Play

  • 13 August 2014 1-4pm

Wednesdays in August mean family activities at Gawthorpe Hall! Drop in between 13:00 and 16:00. £2.00 per child per event (must be accompanied by adult).

Come and enjoy a range of craft, trails and adventure activities for the summer holidays.

This session is crafty play - be a recruit with Gawthorpe's Sergeant Major then get crafty and decorate a postcard home

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.00 per activity.

photograph of poppies

A Padiham Soldier's Life: A Local History Walk

  • 14 August 2014 1-3pm

During the walk you will find out about where a local soldier from the Great War lived and worked as well as the local places that he would have known in the town. There will also be an opportunity to look at the resources used to research the walk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of children pond dipping

Water Play

  • 20 August 2014 1-4pm

Wednesdays in August mean family activities at Gawthorpe Hall! Drop in between 13:00 and 16:00. £2.00 per child per event (must be accompanied by adult).

Come and enjoy a range of craft, trails and adventure activities for the summer holidays.

This session is water play! The Mad Professor returns to make and sail paper boats and have a go at pond dipping and woodland games.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.00 per activity.

photograph of kites

Kite Making

  • 27 August 2014 1-4pm

Wednesdays in August mean family activities at Gawthorpe Hall! Drop in between 13:00 and 16:00. £2.00 per child per event (must be accompanied by adult).

Come and enjoy a range of craft, trails and adventure activities for the summer holidays.

This session is kite making! Make, decorate and fly your own kite.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.00 per activity.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Gawthorpe Hall Site Tour (KS1 & 2)

http://www.lancscc.gov.uk/acs/sites/museums/venues/gawthorpe/index.asp?siteid=3773&pageid=18087

Built in the 17th century and remodelled in the 1850s, you can explore this beautiful Victorian home and discover the rich history of the Shuttleworth family.

How to obtain

To book a session, please complete this booking form www.lancscc.gov.uk/acs/sites/museums/incl/docs/schools/SessionBooking/GawthorpeHall.doc and send it directly with your non-refundable deposit of £30.00 to Gawthorpe Hall. For more information call 01282 771004 or email www.gawthorpe.hall@mus.lancscc.gov.uk

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