Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
Museum St

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01254 667130


01254 685541

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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.

Their Story, Our Story: Responses to Blackburn & Darwen in the Great War

  • 7 June — 15 November 2014 *on now

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery is collaborating with students of Contemporary Textiles, Fashion and Interiors at University Centre at Blackburn College to produce an exhibition on themes of Conflict, Change and Memory in relation to local experiences of the First World War. The exhibition will run from 7th June to 15th November 2014.

The exhibition, the first in what will be a four year programme of events and activities around the centenary of World War One, will showcase new work by the undergraduate students alongside artefacts from the museum collection.

Visitors will be encouraged to connect with stories told through personal objects left behind from those affected by this world changing conflict. They will also engage with the processes of the artists and designers in creating their responses to the local experience of war.

The exhibition promises to be a sensitive reflection and a striking display of contemporary art.

The anniversary of the First World War spans four years up to 2018. The museum and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is in the process of planning events and activities spanning the next four years. Visit for up to date information.

Suitable for

  • Any age