Clitheroe Castle Museum

The area around Clitheroe Castle Keep will be cordoned off throughout the day on Saturday 4 November 2017 in preparation for the Clitheroe community bonfire and fireworks display. Unfortunately, this means that there will be no public access to the Keep, the activity space and the viewing area. Please accept our apologies.

The museum will be open as usual from 11am until 4pm on that day (last admission 3.30pm).
Standard museum admission charges apply.  Free access to the Keep and grounds will resume on Sunday 5th November.

Clitheroe Castle Museum

Castle HillClitheroeLancashireBB7 1BA

Tel: 01200 424 568 Email:

The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years.

The historic landmark of Clitheroe, in the heart of the Ribble Valley offers a day of exploration for all the family. Our intriguing galleries will take you on a journey through 350 million years of history, heritage and geology of the local area. Younger hearts may take an adventure kitted out with rucksack, map and magnifying glass!

Opening times

3rd April 2017 - 5th Nov 2017

Day Times
Monday 11:00 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 16:00
Thursday 11:00 16:00
Friday 11:00 16:00
Saturday 11:00 16:00
Sunday 11:00 16:00


5th Nov 2017 – 11th Feb 2018 

Day Times
Monday 12:00 16:00
Tuesday 12:00 16:00
Wednesday Closed  
Thursday Closed  
Friday 12:00 16:00
Saturday 12:00 16:00
Sunday 12:00 16:00

12th Feb 2018 – 31st Mar 2018 

Day Times
Monday 12:00 16:00
Tuesday 12:00 16:00
Wednesday 12:00  16:00
Thursday 12:00  16:00
Friday 12:00 16:00
Saturday 12:00 16:00
Sunday 12:00 16:00

Last admission to the museum is at 3:30pm

The Museum will be closed Christmas Day (25th Dec) Boxing Day (26th Dec) and New Years Day (1st Jan).

All museums are open on all bank holidays between Easter and October. 

3D Model of Clitheroe castle

Admission charges

Save money with our Xplorer multi-pass tickets.

  • Adults £4.30
  • Concessions £3.20
  • Free admission for children and young people aged 18 and below

What's on

See what's on at Clitheroe Castle Museum


  • Drop off / pick up point
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Full disabled access
  • Atrium Café (Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites)

Resources for schools

Access statement

The access statement describes the access, facilities and services that we offer.