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Towneley Junction 11 M65
BURNLEY TOWN CENTRE
To Towneley Hall
Junction 9 M65
Junction 10 M65
Todmorden Rd A671
Hall, Park & Gardens
visitburnley.com/towneley Burnley Council... providing a great day out
Towneley provides all the ingredients for a fun, adventurous and educational day out for the family
lots to see and do
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wide open spaces Historic parkland landscape, formal gardens and woodland walks
Towneley Hall historic house, art gallery and museum located in 400 acres of beautiful parkland provides all the ingredients for a fun, educational and adventurous day out. The magnificent hall, which dates from the 14th Century, contains fine period rooms decorated with oil paintings and sculptures. The museum houses an eclectic collection including an Egyptian mummy, the Whalley Abbey vestments, Lancashire-made oak furniture, Pilkington Pottery and the Towneley Bear! Children will enjoy following the wooden mouse trail. The art gallery boasts a spectacular collection of oil paintings including works by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, John William Waterhouse and Johan Zoffany. A programme of exhibitions in the galleries cover a wide range of arts and crafts. There is always something new to see. Visitors can explore life “below stairs” in the Victorian kitchen, servant’s bedroom and discover the hidden Priest’s Hole. The Stables cafe is close to the hall and provides a range of refreshments from light bites to full meals.
Decorative Arts Gallery - A stunning new display of Royal Lancastrian Pilkington Pottery, 20th Century ceramics and studio pottery. Touring Exhibition Gallery - This new gallery will host a program of exciting exhibitions and displays throughout the year. 1
a great day out
Wild About Burnley, gallery
In Spring 2014 a brand new natural history gallery will be opening in Towneley Hall where everyone can come along to get up close and personal with Burnley’s wildlife. This fascinating ‘Wild About Burnley’ exhibition focusses on the natural world around Burnley and includes creatures from the halls historic wildlife collection, live cameras in bird boxes and feeders, The chance to find out about life on the River Calder and throughout the summer months a live butterfly exhibit will feature native species from egg to caterpillars to chrysalis to fully developed butterflies. Take a look at life underground. See wildlife in its natural habitat across Burnley from parkland to wild moorland. And there is going to be lots of wildlife based interactive play for young people and even adults if they want to join in. Find out where our wildlife lives, learn about their lifecycles or try their hand at pond dipping. Learn how to make bird and insect boxes and find out what we can do to help our local birds and insects particularly our native black bees in the hives at Offshoots in Towneley’s walled garden.
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Parkland and Gardens
Towneley Hall sits in an extensive historic parkland landscape of formal gardens, woodland walks, sculpture and nature trails. In spring the woodlands are filled with displays of bluebells and wild garlic, which are followed by spectacular rhododendrons in the early summer and brilliant autumn foliage. An extensive network of well signed paths and nature trails allows you to explore Towneleyâ€™s historic landscape. Mobility scooters are available free of charge (call to book). A large adventure playground provide endless fun for children and there are good facilities for picnics by the river with a refreshment kiosk serving fresh coffee and snacks. The 18-hole pitch and putt course is fun for families while the 9-hole and 18-hole golf courses cater for all abilities.
Museum of Local History
Step back in time with a visit to the Museum of Local History. Located in the old brew house alongside the main hall, it tells the story of Burnley people at home and at work using exhibits, photographs and stories told by local residents.
Offshoots Permaculture Project
Located in the old walled garden, the award-winning Offshoots permaculture project demonstrates the techniques of permulture gardening and regularly holds workshops and activities such as green wood working, yurt building etc. Green-fingered visitors will also enjoy visiting two garden centres, both located on the edge of Towneley, which offer a good selection of plants and garden furniture. 6
events and exhibitions
January 24th - April 19th Generation AIR Space Cadets Colourful inflatables that the children can crawl through, touch and handle to trigger unexpected happenings. Family workshops will run along side this exciting touring exhibition.
January - April The amazing world of Pendelfin Pottery A special exhibition of Burnley made Pendelfin pottery rabbits and other collectables, Donated by Mr & Mrs Christian of Wrexham, and the Towneley Hall Society. A Pendelfin rabbit trail for the children will be available during the run of this exhibition. February 15th Wedding Fair & Gown Show Free entry to wedding fair, Hall & Museum - Victorian Tea rooms available. 12 - 4pm. February 22nd Illustrated talk by Susan Gleave Artists of the First World War. Free event.
February 28th - March 22nd Burnley Photography Club Exhibition of new work for 2015. March 8th Illustrated talk by Susan Gleave 18th and 19th Century botanical artists and explorers. Free event.
March 15th Illustrated talk by Susan Gleave The history of Gawthorpe Hall. Free event.
March 15th Mothers Day Special Treat your mum to afternoon tea in our Victorian tea room. Hand made chocolates available to purchase. 12- 4pm - 01282 477130.
March 22nd Illustrated talk by Susan Gleave James Kay-Shuttleworth. Free event. April 3rd - April 6th Easter Weekend Family fun workshops, Tea rooms, Pendelfin pottery rabbit trail, Easter egg hunt and lots more for all to enjoy over the weekend 12 - 4pm. 01282 477130.
April 3rd - July 12th A special exhibition of items from the Towneley collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Towneley Hall Society Over the 50 years of partnership, the Towneley Hall society have raised considerable funds to purchase, conserve and preserve items for the hall and museum. Come and see some
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of these amazing treasures. For details of joining the Towneley Hall Society please contact the Hon Secretary Rita Walsh on 01282 426063 or 07946 503000 or margueritewalsh99@yahoo. co.uk
June 9th - July 7th Burnley College furniture exhibition Varied traditional and quirky designs from young and mature college students. June 14th Race for Life 1500 runners and spectators. 11 - 4pm.
June 28th 10k Run
April 9th Wright Marshall Charity antiques roadshow Join Wright Marshall Auctioneers and valuers and BBC expert Nick Hall and his team, in the splendour of Towneley Hall. Come and have your prized possessions valued for just £2 an item and Wright Marshall will donate all the proceeds to childrens charity Joshua tree. You never know you may have some hidden gems! 10am - 5pm.
April 26th Nature and Beyond Julie’s recent work is larger in scale, some pieces on cardboard - using re-cycled material, exploring textures.
May 25th - Bank holiday Monday Craft fair Victorian tea rooms and family fun activities. Free entry to craft fair. 12 - 5pm. June 7th Annual Band Concert on rear lawn at Towneley Hall Free event.
June - 28th Classic Car show BurnleyClassicVehicleShow. org for details. 11 - 5pm. July 4th - July 26th Creative Arts and Media The end of year show from students at Burnley College.
July 11th - August 15th Eastern Fashion Work by Eastern Fashion students from the University of Central Lancashire, Burnley campus. July 18th - October 4th Generation Noise Owl project, second part of the Generation touring exhibition, this time visitors can make their own noise with the sound machines and speaker horns Strange electronic sounds will mingle together to form an inspiring musical space. Fun for all the family.
August 13th Commemorating the Royal Edward The ship sank in 2015 with great loss of life - Burnley’s first sudden loss of life in the Great War. Commemoration at the Cenotaph. August 15th Drop the Beat festival
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September 11th, 12th & 13th Heritage Weekend & Woodland Festival Free Entry for all. Guided tours at set times throughout the afternoon. Re-enactors. Costumed staff. Local food producers & tea rooms. 12 - 5pm.
September 18th, 19th & 20th Naturein2Art The North west area of NAFAS - Flower Festival, exhibitions, competitions, demonstrations and plant fair. Come and see the fantastic displays throughout the hall by this talented group. £10pp includes entry to the Hall, Museum and Flower Festival. Please ring Judith on 01282 779255 for details or Towneley Hall 01282 477130. September 21st Private day for school visits
As NAFAS is an educational charity, they have set aside Monday the 21st as a private day for school visits. To pre-book your school visit please contact Towneley Hall on 01282 424213.
September 26th - January 2016 Derek Clarkson (1928-2013) Was a renowned local studio potter. The ceramics explore his creative journey from the family held collections and Towneley Hall. October 10th - November 8th? Padiham Photographic Society exhibition Annual exhibition of members’ work.
November 14th - January 10th 2016 Watercolour paintings from the Towneley collection Works from the Towneley Hall collections. November 29th Annual Christmas craft fair Free entry to craft fair, Hall & Museum. Over 30 stalls selling hand crafted gifts and goods, festive entertainment and Victorian tea rooms. 12 - 4.30pm.
December 8th NSPCC Carol Concert and Supper Please ring 01282 477130 for details.
December 9th Annual Evening Carol Concert & Music followed by a Festive buffet supper £18pp please ring 01282 477130 to book. 7pm - 10pm approx.
December 13th Santa comes to Towneley Organised by the Friends of Towneley Park. Please ring 01282 432423 for details.
On the following dates The Towneley Local food Producers will be at the hall selling a selection of homemade produce Feb 8th, March 8th, April 12th, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, Aug 9th, Sept 13th, Oct 11th, Nov 8th, Nov 29th & Dec 13th. For details contact Cosima at email@example.com
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Junction 11 M65
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Towneley Hall Golf Club Picnic Area
LOCATION Towneley Hall lies in Towneley Park 1.5 miles south east of Burnley town centre. The hall is approximately 1 mile from the park entrance on Todmorden Road (A671). BY CAR From the west leave the M65 at junction 9 and follow the signs for Halifax (A646), then Towneley Hall. From the east Towneley Hall is signposted from junctions 10 and 11. Towneley Hall is also clearly signposted from Burnley town centre. Pay and display parking is available. BY BUS Public transport Links-Bus numbers 1, 589, 592, 517, 483, 8 & 3. Contact 0871 200 2233 for full details. ADMISSION Free for residents of Burnley borough, children & students. Entry charge for non-residents. OPENING TIMES February 16th to November 1st 2015 - Saturday to Thursday: 12pm until 5pm, Fridays: closed except school holidays. Pre-booked guided tours available every day, please ring for information. Local Craft Museum: open Saturday and Sunday 12pm until 4.30pm. WINTER OPENING TIMES Saturday & Sunday only, 12pm until 5pm. Please ring for information. THE OLD STABLES RESTAURANT AND CAFE Towneley Park, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 3RQ. In the grounds of Towneley, open 10am daily. Meals and functions can be booked. Tel: 01282 430111. Towneley Burnley, Lancashire BB11 3RQ 01282 477130 visitburnley.com/towneley firstname.lastname@example.org Towneley Hall is owned and managed by Burnley Council
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