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.

Clitheroe Castle Museum

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

Coronavirus - disruption to services

Please note all libraries, museums and archives are closed until further notice. We will update this page when these services reopen.

Last admission to the museum is at 3:30pm

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

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

3D Model of Clitheroe castle

Admission charges

  • Adults £4.50
  • Concessions £3.40
  • Free admission for children and young people aged 18 and below
  • Groups of 10 or more adults (drop in or pre-book)
    The Keep, Grounds and Pinnacle Monument
    The Museum
    £3.40 per person
    20% off purchases in the museum gift shop
  • Groups of 10 plus a guided tour of the Castle complex (pre-booked only)
    £6.00 per person
    20% off purchases in the museum gift shop

What's on at Clitheroe Castle

  • Events For some events and activities museum admission fees will apply.
  • Exhibitions See what exhibitions are currently on at all our museums.


  • Drop off / pick up point
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Full disabled access
  • Meeting room for hire
  • Activity room for hire

Resources for schools

Access statement

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