Visiting BM&AG

Blackburn Museum is open again after the Roof Renovation work

“Our Arts Council England and Department for Culture, Media and Sport MEND funded roof renovations are nearing completion and we still have scaffolding in place affecting the external appearance of the Museum but there will be full accessible entrance to the public.

“We are open as usual with the exception of our Hart Room and its collections (Icons/Coins/Medieval Manuscripts/Japanese Prints). The Hart Room will remain closed until summer 2024.

For information about opening pours and exhibitions, please visit the Museum website:

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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?


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

Tel: 01254 667130

Opening Hours

Tuesday      11 – 4:45pm
Wednesday 11 – 4:45pm
Thursday     11 – 4.45
Friday          11 – 4:45pm
Saturday      11 – 4:45pm

Closed Sunday, Monday and all Bank Holidays

Entry to the Museum is free