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.
The historical treasures of Burnley, Blackburn and Accrington are to go on display in a major new exhibition in London entitled Cotton to Gold. The exhibition which brings together a rich and varied collection of antiquities and artefacts held in collections in Burnley and surrounding towns represents the extraordinary, often hidden, wealth of provincial collections all over the country. The magnificent and eye-catching items were collected by the prosperous industrialists and entrepreneurs of the Victorian age, when North West England was one of the most prosperous areas in the world. Gentleman explorers and wealthy collectors amassed a collection of sometimes unique, sometimes unusual and read more>>