Gawthorpe Hall

Gawthorpe Hall holds 400 years of history, yet still has a homely and welcoming atmosphere.

Set in scenic surroundings, the ancestral home of the Shuttleworth family welcomes visitors from far and wide to explore its grand historic rooms and learn the story of the family’s life at the Hall.


Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley BB12 8UA (Sat Nav BB12 8SD)

Tel: 01772 530233


  • Toilets
  • Coach parking
  • Coach drop off
  • Lunch facilities
  • Limited accessibility
  • Goody bags

Booking & Details


Special Event Week (Half day only) £4.00 Lancashire County Council pupil / £4.50 Academy or non- Lancashire County Council pupil.

Accompanying adults free.

To book:

To start the booking process, contact the Heritage Learning Team via their online enquiry form

Learning Sessions & Activities


Victorian Christmas - Special Event Week

25 Nov - 29 Nov 2024 (Half day only - schools book for either 10am - 12noon OR 12.30pm - 2.30pm) Traditional games, cornucopia making,the smells of a Victorian kitchen at Christmas and of course.... Father Christmas and the festive traditions. Pupils take part in a round robin of four workshops. See Special Events Weeks page for full details of all special events.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • KS R
  • Victorians

Additional Activities

Additional Activities

Free site visits to teachers planning a visit

STEM session available now

Special Events

Victorian Christmas at Gawthorpe Hall

25th-29th November 2024

Enjoy Victorian games and pastimes, find out what goes into a Christmas pudding with the Cook, make a cornucopia for your tree and talk to Father Christmas about festive traditions.

Shakespeare Week

March 2025

Take a journey into the world of William Shakespeare and explore language, storytelling and swordplay.

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