Pendle Heritage Centre is situated in Barrowford besides an ancient crossing of Pendle Water. The Centre is set in a range of beautifully restored Grade II Listed farm buildings serving the Forest of Pendle Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. THE HERITAGE CENTRE WEB SITE is managed by the Friends of Pendle Heritage.
Visitor facilities include:
The museum contains a wealth of information about the history and development of the farmhouse, the story of the notorious Pendle witches and of the Bannister family who built the original house in the 1400’s. Exhibitions include: – The story of a Lancashire farmhouse. Dating from the 15th century, Park Hill was a working farm for most of its existence. Use the inter-active computer to see how Park Hill grew from the first timber framed building to the house you see today. – The story of the notorious Pendle Witches which resulted in their famous trial in 1612. – The history of the Bannister family, who settled at Park Hill in the 1400s, and the Swinglehursts who occupied part of the house from the late 18th century and built the Georgian extension.
WALLED GARDEN, WOODLAND WALK AND THE CRUCK FRAMED BARN
The garden is stocked with authentic plants from the 18th Century and houses a small museum about it’s restoration. From the garden you can take the woodland walk to the splendid 15th Century cruck framed barn which was rescued from demolition in the 1980’s and re-erected at Park Hill.
Overlooks the 18th Century walled garden and specialises in home-cooked and traditional Lancashire dishes.
PARLOUR SHOP AND TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
The Parlour Shop is stocked with a wide range of publications including local history, local interest, cookery and gardening books, souvenirs, confectionery, preserves and lots more. The Tourist Information Centre staff will help you get the most out of your visit to this beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including ideas for walks, places to visit and overnight accommodation.
PENDLE ARTS GALLERY
The Gallery located within the Heritage Centre welcomes visitors with a selection of jewellery, silk scarves, glass, ceramics, prints and oil paintings by some of our local artists and crafts people.
FUNCTION & EXHIBITION SUITE
The conference centre in the Barn is the perfect venue for meetings and conferences. It is fully equipped with presentational aids and can seat up to 70 people. Full catering can be provided throughout the day. For bookings telephone: 01282 677150 (9 – 5 weekdays only) We at Pendle Heritage Centre pride ourselves on our high level of customer relations and welcome individual visitors and group bookings all year round.
01282 677 150
Volunteers are often required to help at certain times of the year, so please contact us.
Park Hill, Colne Rd Barrowford, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6JQ
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Open 10am to 4pm (5pm April to September), seven days a week all year except Christmas Day
Car parking is immediately opposite on Colne Road while disabled parking is available in the courtyard. Coach parties and group bookings are catered for.
Charges for Museum & Walled Garden GIFT AID NON GIFT AID
Adult £4.95 £4.50
Child (5-15 Years) £2.60 £2.35
OAP / Student £2.60 £2.35
Family (2 Adults 3 Children) £11.00 £9.90
Friends of Pendle Heritage Free
English Heritage Members 2 for 1
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