Plan Your Visit

Visiting the museum

Visit Us

The Museum is free and open all year except on Mondays, Tuesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Please contact the museum to confirm our opening times if in doubt.    

Museum opening times:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Thursday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Friday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Sunday Closed

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.


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
Visiting the museum

Videos about the collections

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

Contact Us

Phone, post and email contact details.
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