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Given the new guidance issued by the Government over social distancing, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery will be closed from Wednesday 18 March until further notice. You can read the full statement from Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council here:

Please be reassured that while we are not open, we are online and we will continue to bring the museum to you through our website and social media. In the meantime, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again when we re-open.

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
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Videos about the collections

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

Phone, post and email contact details.
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