Gawthorpe Hall

Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8UA (Satnav BB12 8SD)

Tel: 01282 771 004 Email:

A stunning historic house with a rich history.

Gawthorpe Hall

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.

Opening times

Wednesday 1 April to Sunday 1 November 2020

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 13 April, 8 May, 25 May and 31 August.

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

Gawthorpe Hall is open Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December for the Victorian Christmas weekend.

Admission charges

  • Adults £6
  • Concessions £4
  • Accompanied children free
  • National Trust members free*

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

See what's on at Gawthorpe Hall

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


  • Free parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Part disabled access

Resources for schools

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