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Burnley and Gawthorpe Hall

18th May 2024

9.00am from Memorial Court

Excludes Entry Fees, etc.

Pickup Times

Burnley & Gawthorpe Hall
Saturday 18th May - 9.00am from Northwich
Other pick-up points available
£24.00 - book online or call 07932927694

We start the day visiting The Queen Street Mill, the last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill in the world. See the mighty steam engine 'Peace' and the coal fired boilers, learn about pirn winding and drawing in and visit the weaving shed, which still contains 308 Lancashire looms.

After lunchtime spent in Burnely Town Centre we visit Gawthrope Hall (NT). Gawthorpe Hall is an Elizabethan gem in the heart of industrial Lancashire. It was redesigned in the 1850s by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey was set.

The Hall's beautiful interiors show life as it was in the Victorian era for the Kay-Shuttleworth family who resided at Gawthorpe for almost 400 years. Discover the history of the house, the family and famous visitors such as writers Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth Gaskell. The Hall and family also inspired contemporary author, Stacey Halls, who set her 2019 bestselling novel The Familiars at Gawthorpe. The Hall is home to one of the finest hand-crafted textile collections in Europe. It was established in the first half of the 1900s for the local community to learn hand-made textile skills such as embroidery and lace-making. With views across to Pendle Hill, gardens for play and woodland for adventure, it’s a wonderful place to visit.


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