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 featuring in tv programmes such as “Antiques Master”,  “Antiques Roadshow”, “Flog It!” and “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” .

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 lectures.. 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  & 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 19 years to 31st March 2020, the Society provided a total of £177,780  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 - Life Membership is £175.

Committee Members 2019-2020

Tony Mitchell - President  :  Rita Walsh - Chairman  :  Sheila Williams - Hon. Secretary  :   Sandra Thompson - Membership Secretary : Peter Woodhead - Hon. Treasurer  :

Michael Hewitt  :  Jean Lister : Jill Turner : Paulene Woodhead - Webmaster



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COVID-19 LATEST HALL UPDATE
The hall has re-opened. A one-way system has been introduced with floor signs.
Latest Government instructions mean that face coverings are now required in both the shop and the hall.  Thank you for being understanding at this time.
To manage visitor numbers the Hall is now using a booking system.
Book your visit on towneley.org.uk/book-your-visit
Shop and toilets open -  The Stables Cafe is open for take away only
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In the Sanderson Gallery

IMPRESSIONS - A PRINTMAKING RESPONSE TO TOWNELEY

Printmakers from Prospect Studio in Waterfoot have produced works inspired by Towneley Hall Historic House, Art Gallery & Museum including the surrounding parkland.

Prints are for sale.

Come see!

In the Housekeepers Room

ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS of TOWNELEY


In the Stocks Massey Gallery

WATERCOLOURS FROM THE TOWNELEY COLLECTION

Including the watercolours by J.M.W Turner

ANOTHER MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

Due to the Covid pandemic, we have been unable to have our book and bric-a-brac stalls outside the shop as we usually do on Bank Holiday and Heritage weekends (weather permitting!).

Another set back - but these days most plans are made in hope rather than anticipation.

However, all is not doom and gloom. Ken Darwen, Manager of the hall, has suggested that, if the situation improves, it may be possible to have a meeting in November.  The hall will be closed on Mondays (winter hours) and the Regency Room would be available  although it is likely that numbers would need to be controlled with other COVID-19 secure guidelines in place.

We therefore have Denise North on standby with her talk entitled “Bene’n’ot”.

So, fingers crossed and WATCH THIS SPACE for more information at a later date.

The Arts Society

Registered Charity No. 515939

The Arts Society are  uploading online art talks and you can find out about  the talks and also sign up for their newsletter at -www.connected.theartssociet y.org/talks-lectures  (or use the link below)

If you are on Facebook, you could “Like” and “Follow” the Towneley Hall, Historic House, Art Gallery & Museum Facebook Page to keep abreast with happenings at the hall.

The Towneley Hall Society also has its own Facebook page.

"Wish you were here" "100 Stories" Towneley Hall Collections
Come and see the new model of Towneley as it would have looked at the end of the 17th Century!

Curator, Mike Townend,  has been creating on-line collections :-

In the Art Gallery
maxine bristow - textile barriers

In the Art Gallery
maxine bristow - textile barriers