Gawthorpe Hall - National Trust

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

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

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.


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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 and send it directly with your non-refundable deposit of £30.00 to Gawthorpe Hall. For more information call 01282 771004 or email

Gawthorpe Hall - National Trust
Nr Burnley
BB12 8UA





01282 771004


01282 770178

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