WELCOME TO THE TOWNELEY HALL SOCIETY

It is fifty years since the Society was formed to stimulate interest in Towneley Hall and Gardens.  The Hall is known locally as “The Jewel in Burnley’s Crown” and is becoming 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 we go on organised visits to places of historical interest - previous visits have included Astley Hall, Stoneyhust College, Whalley Church, Eastby Japanese Gardens, All Saints Church in Mitton and Shibden Hall.

Fundraising is part of our work.  Additional money is raised through the Society’s collection box in the shop/ticket office. 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 15 years to 31st March 2017, the Society provided a total of £144,140 in gifts to the Hall (including the Ascroft legacy of £45,000 in 2004)

If you would like to join us, annual membership is £15  -

Committee Members 2017 - 2018

Sir Simon Towneley - Patron  :  Tony Mitchell - President  :  Pauline Roberts - Chairman  :  Rita Walsh - Hon. Secretary  :  Peter Woodhead - Hon. Treasurer  :

 Committee Members  :  Michael Hewitt  :   Sandra Thompson :  Sheila Williams :  Paulene Woodhead - Webmaster



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2017 - Forthcoming events...



Monday November 13th

1.30pm

THE LOVE LIFE of JOHN O’GAUNT, FIRST DUKE OF LANCASTER

Presented by Dr Graham Kemp, Assistant Manager of Lancaster Castle


Monday November  27th

2.00pm

Tour of the Iconic Midland Hotel, Manchester.

We  will meet at the hotel where our guide, Barbara Warnock will escort our party around the exterior and interior of this landmark hotel with its eclectic Edwardian Baroque style of architecture Followed by afternoon tea  

£20.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Please speak to Rita.



Monday December 11th

1.30pm

CHRISTMAS PARTY

The “Young at Heart” Singers entertain. Followed by our annual Christmas Party

Members Only

£5


Monday January 8th

1.30pm

THE LIVERPOOL COWKEEPERS

David Joy relates how Dales farmers became city cowkeepers and suburban milkmen.


Monday February 12th

1.30pm

THE DIARY OF A

LANCASHIRE LAD

Meet Henry Hargreaves as Kathy Fishwick presents extracts from his journal written back in 1760


Monday March 12th

1.30pm

TOWNELEY & ITS WILDLIFE

Graham Gavaghan has worked in Towneley Park for 38 years, 24 of them as  Ranger.  An accomplished photographer,  he records the natural work of the park, both flora and fauna.

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WINTER CLOSURE HOURS ARE NOW IN EFFECT AT TOWNELEY HALL!
From 6th November until February half term (winter closure) the hall will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays - 12.00 until 4pm - last entry 3pm.
Please note new charges in place - £5 per adult, ticket valid for 12 months. Children & Students free.
Towneley Hall Society members plus guest still to enjoy free entry. Please bring your membership cards to show that you are a member.
The shop/reception will be open every day throughout the year 12.00 - 4pm
      Christmas Craft Fair  26th November     
Christmas Carol Concert (Ticket only event) 3rd December
The hall/art gallery is available all year for private group & school bookings and for private events
ART UK - Noel H Leaver Page Link to Towneley Website Link to Visit Lancashire Website Art UK



In The Decorative Arts Room - Towneley’s Pilkington  Royal Lancastrian Pottery collection

There is a new local history exhibition in The Burnley Room featuring Hugh Colvin & Thomas Whitham who were both decorated with The Victoria Cross WW1.

More details here soon about current exhibitions in Stocks Massey & Sanderson Galleries and the Housekeepers room .

Completion of the Car Park Afternoon Tea Queens Birthday Afternoon Tea 50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea