11th & 12th June 2022

Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery Open Doors

Open since 1874, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery houses a fascinating collection of fine art, decorative art, Egyptology, coins, manuscripts, natural history, social history and South Asia.


The museum staff open their doors for extended hours with a host of activities:

  • Dressing Up in the Art Gallery, create your own portraits inspired by the artwork around you.
  • Come and join in and add your items to the Museum’s Model Town
  • Get up close with the museum collections, with their handling boxes
  • Meet the Northrop engineer in the Cotton Town Gallery to learn more about the history of the looms and textile industry in Lancashire.
  • DesignLabNation exhibition, with work created by 4 secondary schools with a project which is led by the V&A London. 

As well as speakers as part of our Programmed Talks and ‘Industrialised: Art in Manufacturing in the Gallery” exhibition.




2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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