Attractions and Places to Visit in Blackburn

Blackburn has a thriving cultural scene with three excellent arts centres in the town or within easy reach. King George’s Hall consists of three separate venues offering everything from pop to pantomime, while Thwaites Empire Theatre also welcomes big names from the world of entertainment. A couple of miles away is Darwen Library Theatre, a vibrant community arts centre which combines professional touring productions with the best in amateur dramatics. Art and heritage also have a major role in Blackburn’s cultural life. The historic and beautiful Cathedral, with its iconic modern sculpture, ‘Healing of the Nation’, is a must on any cultural tour of the town, while the Museum and Art Gallery showcases Blackburn’s cotton legacy as well as housing important collections from across the globe. If you want to find out more about Blackburn’s fascinating industrial past, a heritage tour will help you step back in time and find out more.

Blackburn Cathedral in Blackburn

Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral is one of England's newest cathedrals, yet it is one of the country's oldest places of Christian worship. For many centuries, this has been the Parish Church of Blackburn dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin.

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Museum and Art Gallery in Blackburn

Museum and Art Gallery

From books to beetles and from mummies to machinery, Blackburn Museum and Art gallery has something to intrigue and inspire all ages. This beautiful Grade II listed building is internationally renowned for its unique collection of coins, manuscripts and books.
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St Alban's Roman Catholic Church in Blackburn

St Alban's Roman Catholic Church

St Alban's parish was founded in 1773 by Bishop Petre and Father William Fisher and nourished by the blood of our Martyrs and the prayers and sufferings of our forefathers, the Faith has put down deep roots in East Lancashire.

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