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There's always something to do at Towneley with activities and events both indoors and outdoors throughout the year.

Whether you're looking for somewhere to entertain the kids or fancy some quiet appreciation of Art, check our events listings to see what's on when you visit...

Download our 2010 Events and exhibitions leaflet

Events and Exhibitions 2010

Exhibitions in the Hall

January - June
History of the World
Objects selected for the BBC History of the World project.


1-25th Burnley Photographic Society
The annual selection of member's work.

27-29th Padiham Photographic Society
The annual selection of member's work.

27th March-11th April
AND Festival
Abandon Normal Devices and explore the digital work with an artist's installation.

28th March-9 th April
100 Years of Claret & Blue
An exhibition of 100 years of football strips and memorabilia.

1st May - 8th June
Aviation in the North West
Paintings of aeroplanes and historic artefacts from the history of aviation.

1st - 30th June
Sam Hanna
Celebrating Burnley's famous film maker.

19th June - 15th July
Burnley College Annual Furniture exhibition

11th June - 29th July
Towneley Park Lottery Project
An artist's installaion marking the complition of the Heritage Lottery funded restoration of the Park.

17th July - 2nd August
Pearly Queens fashion creations
Contemporary costumes by David and Jil Atkinson the Pearly King and Queens of Lancashire.

31st July - 2nd September
Prehistoric Art
Paintings of pre-historic cave art by Susan Rose.

4th - 30th September
Geoff Butterworth - The People, The Place

19th September - 17th October
A Picture of Burnley
A project by Burnley Photographics Society recording life in the town.

2nd - 31st October
Pippa Pixley
Book sculptures and book illustrations.
Enquire for family workshops.

9th October - 4th November
Stitch & Sketch
An exhibition of embroidery and watercolour painting, by a local group, taught by Sylvia Griffin.

6th November - 23rd December
Northern Legacy
Photographs of Bolton in the 50s and 60s by Harold Robinson (1927-2008).

Events in the Hall


2-5th Easter Egg & Chick Hunt
Plus childrens activities in and around the hall.


HLF Celebration Weekend
11th Heritage Opera Evening Concert Don Giovanni
Tickets 01772 451991

12th Lancashire Food Festival
10am -4pm. 01282 424213

12th Heritage Comedy & Music Evening
Towneley Hall Society/Rotary Clubs. 01282 424213

13th Heritage Tea Party & Childrens Parade
01282 424213


8th Heritage Opera Evening Concert Madam Butterfly
Tickets 01772 451991


10-12th Heritage Weekend
Free Entry & Free Guided Tours Of The Hall Plus Childrens Activities. 01282 424213


24th Heritage Opera Evening Concert Die Fledermaus
01772 451991


28th Christmas Craft Fair
Annual craft fair and festive entertainment. Free entry. 01282 424213

November - December

29-3rd Pre Christmas Days Out for pre booked groups
Includes entry to the hall, craft stalls, full xmas lunch & festive entertainment £18.95pp. 01282 424213 to book.


6-12th Charity Xmas Tree Festival
Decorated trees throughout the hall.Normal entry charges apply - plus collection points for local charities. 01282 424213

12th Santa Comes To Towneley Hall
Friends of Towneley Park. 01282 426449

13th Towneley Hall Carol Concert & Supper
An evening of carols and festive music followed by buffet supper £16pp. 01282 424213

14th NSPCC Carol Concert
Another fund raising carol concert followed by buffet supper-tickets.01282 615403

18th Formal Christmas Dinner Dance
Reception drink, full xmas dinner followed by dancing to a live band & disco £38pp. Tickets 01282 424213