Gawthorpe Hall

Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8UA

Tel: 01282 771 004 Email:

Gawthorpe Hall is a superb Jacobean historic house, nestled in the shadow of Pendle Hill, east Lancashire. Built between 1600 and 1605 for the Shuttleworth family it had an iconic and important role in the local area.

On a visit you can see the original seventeenth century panelling and plasterwork in the Drawing Room; period Victorian rooms redesigned by sir Charles Barry (architect of Houses of Parliament) showing what life was like for the family in the 1890s and enjoy the splendour of the Long Gallery. The hall also has fabulous furniture, paintings and the Gawthorpe Textile Collection displays on the first floor.

Gawthorpe Hall is also part of Wonderful Things with special events, offers and creative entrance displays telling the story of the money made and money spent in Pennine Lancashire.

Opening times

1st April to 5th November 2017

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12pm – 5pm
Thur 12pm – 5pm
Fri 12pm – 5pm
Sat 12pm – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

Also open Bank Holiday Mondays - Easter Monday 17 April, 1 May, 29 May and 28 August.

Every weekend in November and December the tearoom will be open 11am – 4pm.

Gawthorpe Hall is open Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December for the Victorian Christmas weekend only.

We suggest you allow at least 90 minutes for your visit.
Last entry to the hall 4.30pm.

Admission charges

  • Adults £4.00
  • Concessions £3.00
  • Accompanied children free
  • National Trust members free*

* A charge to enter grounds may apply on special event days.

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  • Free parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Part disabled access

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