Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

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Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a beautiful 'Arts and Crafts' style building in the town centre, near the Town Hall and cinema. It opened in 1874 originally as both a museum and a library, and now offers a lively programme of exhibitions and events for all the family.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 4.45pm

Closed Sun, Mon and all Bank Holidays

Admission charges

admission free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.


  • 11 September — 5 December 2015 *on now

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to be presenting an exhibition of Ed Ruscha works from the ARTIST ROOMS collection. Ed Ruscha & the Urban Experience will be a place to explore, discuss and debate the urban architecture of Ed Ruscha’s images and that of Blackburn. The exhibition will examine connections between the contemporary urban experience and the history of the town and its museum’s collections.

Working closely with Blackburn College foundation and first year photography students the exhibition will be a catalyst for exploring our own urban experience. Alongside this will be a programme of creative writing, print-making and word art developed with local schools and Blackburn YouthZone.


Blackburn Artists’ Society Autumn Open Exhibition 2015

  • 21 November 2015 — 6 February 2016 *on now

Blackburn Artists’ Society was formed in 1946 to promote, in a friendly setting, the appreciation and practice of all forms of fine art among both professional and amateur artists and sculptors and to give members the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works.
We are a society that, while striving for a high standard of art and having a distinguished record of achievement, welcomes into its ranks all with an interest in art, whatever their ability or experience.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
Museum St

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014




01254 667130


01254 685541

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