Our pride, our passion, our place… visit Burnley.

Burnley’s tourism industry is worth close to £100 million per year, there are 1,374 jobs in the visitor economy and Burnley welcomes over 2.4 millions visitors. You can walk around Towneley Hall with characters from the past, or take part in fun runs through the countryside, enjoy theatre performance in the park or exhibitions of sculptures or paintings in the galleries. With well over 150 events taking place throughout the year you are sure to find a reason to get out of the house and try something new.

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Tonkin Liu: The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure

Award winning architect, Tonkin Liu, has taken Burnley to its heart, winning commissions to design and produce two of the best known sculptures in the area, Rain Bow Gate and the iconic Singing Ringing Tree. Mike Tonkin and Anna Lie set up their practice in 2002, their projects embody our relationship to our landscape, celebrate the changes in the weather and the seasons or evoke the power of nature. The exhibition of unique drawings and models charting the evolution of a pioneering structural technique developed with engineers Arup, will take place at the Royal Institution of British Architects. For six years, through both research and practice, read more>>