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Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

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I know, museums per se, kids find boring, but I’d forgotten how good it was. It’s a small... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
S4z3d4
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Excellent Municipal Museum

The Museum and art gallery of Blackburn has a wide range of exhibitions, events and activities and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Big_Jeff_Leo
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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On the corner of Richmond Terrace And Museum Street, Blackburn BB1 7AJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I know, museums per se, kids find boring, but I’d forgotten how good it was. It’s a small collection but still great for local history on mills and the Egyptian collection is great too.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum and art gallery of Blackburn has a wide range of exhibitions, events and activities and also has collections of Japanese prints, the Hart collection of books, coins and medieval manuscripts, an award-winning South Asian gallery, the history of Blackburn, the Egyptian Mummy, Fine...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely little museum. The section on the history of soinning looms is excellent with examples of looms through the centuries, including an original ‘Spinning Jenny’. This display is so relevant to this part of Northern England that if you are interested in it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

I looked at previous reviews about this museum and thought it'd take my children to have a look around on a rainy day. I'm really glad that we did. Staff were really friendly we have a great time especially looking at the mummy and reading...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

Interesting, took my children for a visit off the cuff while we was In town, really glad I did as the children had a good time.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I took a class of 24 pupils here who loved it and it really brought the history of Blackburn alive. We had a talk by Steve Irwin whose knowledge, delivery and passion for history inspired the pupils.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

To be honest I was not expecting much when I came to visit this museum but I was ever so surprised! It's like a little gem mine. Loads to see it was really interesting and all for free too! Would definitely recommend

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is your typical municipal museum with lots of displays around a number of rooms is a grand old building; it serves the council's duty to provide this type of attraction to its people. The highlight is the Egyption mummy which was the reason for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Found almost by accident when visiting the city centre, and passed a very pleasant hour wandering around the various rooms and exhibitions. Lots of detail about the city's history and the impact of the Industrial Revolution. One room dedicated to Egypt which seemed out of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Found by chance but really enjoyed our visit. Local history particularly interesting. Some lovely Japanese paintings. Small gift shop. Would recommend a visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Wayne L
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Apologies for the delay sorry but I can`t remember if they had any such access.......There were quite a few stairs and can`t remember a lift being there
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