plan your visit

Visiting the museum

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Essential information for your visit:

We are open as usual with the exception of our Hart Room and its collections (Icons/Coins/Medieval Manuscripts/Japanese Prints). The Hart Room will remain closed until summer 2024.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

For further information, please email

Opening Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

11am – 4:45pm

Closed Sunday/Monday and all Bank Holidays

Getting to Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

The museum is located on the corner of Richmond Terrace and Museum Street.

For a location map please click here.

Blackburn can be reached by the M65 via the M6 or M61. If you are travelling from Preston, Blackburn can be reached on the A677, from Bolton on the A666 and from Chorley on the A674.

Public Transport

Blackburn Museum is approx a 10 minute walk from Blackburn bus and railway stations. Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for details of public transport 01254 688040.

For Information out of normal office hours contact: Traveline 0871 200 2233 or National Rail 08457 484 950


There are pay and display bays around the town centre and above the Mall shopping centre. Short-stay (1 hour) pay and display spaces are located on Richmond Terrace and Museum Street.

Group Visits

The museum is happy to accommodate group visits. These can either be self-led, as part of a school group visit or as a guided tour. A guided tour lasts approximately one hour and can include tea/coffee. For guided tour charges or further information on any of these options please contact the museum.


  • Gift Shop
  • Full disabled access
  • Children’s activities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Refreshments available nearby
  • Near to train and bus stops
  • Learning sessions (see Learning section)

Visiting Blackburn

For full information about what Blackburn has to offer visitors please see VisitBlackburn website.


For directions and location use our map

Contact Us

Phone, post and email contact details.

Videos about the collections

Watch videos about the museum and its collections. Sir Brian Vickers speaks about the museum's Shakespeare folios.