WELCOME TO THE TOWNELEY HALL SOCIETY
The Society was formed in 1965 to stimulate interest in Towneley Hall and Gardens. The Hall is known locally as “The Jewel in Burnley’s Crown” and has become increasingly famous nationwide as television programmes such as “Antiques Master”, “Antiques Roadshow”, “Flog It!” and “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” have featured Towneley.
The Society meets regularly at the Hall, usually on the second Monday of the Month from September to May, and members enjoy a programme of interesting talks, film shows and live entertainment. Throughout the year there are organised visits to places of historical interest such as Whalley Church, Turton Tower, Shibden Hall, Cliffe Castle, Gorton Monastery & Leighton Hall. There is also an annual garden visit and members have enjoyed such interesting and diverse gardens as Lower Heugh Japanese Garden, Land Farm Garden, Mill Barn Garden , Stones & Roses Garden, Janet Iddon Gardens and Waddow Lodge Garden.
Fundraising is part of our work. Additional money is raised through the Society’s collection box in the shop/ticket office and by holding our now very popular book stall sales on bank holiday and special events days. We support Towneley Hall’s programme of events and assist at social functions. Our funds have been used to purchase many items for the Towneley Hall collections and for the Hall itself. In the 18 years to 31st March 2019, the Society provided a total of £167,191 in gifts to the Hall (including the Ascroft legacy of £45,000 in 2004)
If you would like to join us, annual membership is £20 -
Committee Members 2018 -
Tony Mitchell -
Michael Hewitt : Jean Lister : Jill Turner : Paulene Woodhead -
The Craft Museum now hosts Jeff Hewitt and Alice Barry‘s Antiques and Collectables Shop.
Open Saturdays and Sundays during the Winter Period.
Thanks to all who helped towards our annual Christmas Party and to The South Pennine Singers for their joyous entertainment.