Visiting BM&AG


Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery,
Museum Street, Blackburn,
Lancashire BB1 7AJ

Tel: 01254 667130


Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 – 4.45pm.
Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and all Bank Holidays


About BM&AG

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery is a listed Victorian Gothic building in the centre of the town. Two minutes walk from Marks and Spencer, you can easily pop in for a visit to its fine collections while you’re out shopping.

It has the largest icon collection outside London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Britain’s 2nd largest collection of Japanese woodcut prints, numerous watercolours and oil paintings, ceramics and the outstanding Hart collection of coins, books, medieval manuscripts and prints displayed in special low light conditions. The only permanent gallery of Indian and Pakistani culture in the North West.

The displays are modern and accessible. Where else can you use binoculars (provided) to do your museum bird spotting?

Getting Here


The main bus station is just 5 minutes walk away.


Blackburn is on the Manchester to Clitheroe line and the cross rail line from Blackpool/Preston to Leeds.


Limited on-street parking is available. Two disabled parking spaces are just outside.

The closest car park is the main shopping centre multi-story.