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.
It's an iconic classical work of art and now a Burnley museum has got two of them. The pair of reproductions of the Discobolus or 'discus thrower', are on display at Towneley Hall, one in the art gallery and one in the Green Regency Room. They are copies of a previous statue excavated at Hadrian's Villa, near the town of Tivoli, and was Charles Towneley's last major purchase. He then had it added to Zofany's 1782 picture of himself, which is hung behind the sculpture and features works of art he had collected. The statue's which were produced by sculptor Andy Lendzion and are read more>>