Welcome to the Friends of Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery
What We Do
We support Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery
We act as ambassadors
We help with the restoration of artefacts and art
We have a programme of events and a regular newsletter
We raise funds
Membership is open to all
Who We Are
The Friends of Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery was founded in 1982 to help in promoting and supporting the Museum.
We raise funds to expand the collection with purchases of, for example, a 16th Century icon, a set of local tobacco jars, and sculptures and paintings by local artists.
We help with the restoration of paintings and other exhibits and assist with funds for building work.
We also act as ambassadors for the Museum, acting independently in their interests, spreading the word and encouraging people to visit.
We have a lively programme of events, including lectures (free to members), fund raising events, day trips and longer visits to historic sites, exhibitions and other collections.
Members also receive a newsletter, Tela, twice a year which contains general articles as well as more specific Friends related material.
We are members of The British Association of Friends of Museums.
About The Museum & Art Gallery
The Museum & Art Gallery has a lively programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
As well as the amazing art and history displays there are special exhibitions, craft sessions for families, Young Artists Open competitions, creative workshops, fascinating talks, Video Open Calls and lots, lots more!
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
12 – 4:45pm
Closed Sunday/Monday/Tuesday and all Bank Holidays.
Entry to the Museum is free.
Please support our work…
become a member for only £10 per year!
Here’s what you’ll get:
- A Lively Programme of Talks
- A Regular Newsletter
- Exclusive Invitations to Private Views and VIP Events
- A Range of Social Events, Day Trips and Visits
- Involvement in Blackburn’s Rich Heritage
- Participate in Fundraising