Gawthorpe Hall (National Trust)
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.
Historic house or home, Museum, Heritage site
31 March - 4 November Weds-Sun plus Bank Holidays
12.00-17.00 (last entry 4.30pm)
Closed: Mon and Tues
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.
- National Trust
Gawthorpe Hall Site Tour (KS1 & 2)
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 email@example.com