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.


  • 11 September — 5 December 2015

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.


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.
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Storytelling in Pyjamas

  • 15 May 2015 6-7pm

Come to a night time storytelling session at the Museum. Dress up in your pyjamas, bring your teddy - children and grown ups of all ages welcome!