Turton Tower

Turton Tower is a unique historic house set in extensive garden and woodlands that has been evolving over the last 600 years

From a medieval stone tower house built in the 1400s, the alterations and adaptations to the building and the interior have suited the needs and tastes of those who have lived here over the centuries.

Today it still captures the spirit of ages long ago; this former family home is the perfect setting for our range of historical and creative educational sessions.


Turton Tower, Chapeltown Road, Turton, Bolton BL7 0HG
Tel: 01204 852203

Website: turtontower.co.uk


  • Limited accessibility
  • Toilets
  • Lunch facilities
  • Linked loans boxes
  • Coach parking
  • Gift shop
  • Outreach sessions

Booking & Details


£5.70 per pupil (minimum £160 per class). No deposit required. All sessions are full day (ie. 10am-2pm approx.) Free site visits for staff planning a visit.

Special Events Week sessions are £6.25 per pupil (half day)
Outdoor Education sessions and CPD training by CommuniTree – prices vary.
Contact Ally for more information.

To book:

Please contact Ally Hodgson via email ally.hodgson@blackburn.gov.uk

or via phone on 01204 852203

Learning Sessions & Activities


Homes from the Past

The Tower house was a family home for some 500 years and pupils will have an interactive guided tour around the rooms in the Tower to learn about what life was like then.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History
  • Local History

Meet the Tudors

Come and meet our costumed interpreters as we go back to Tudor times and experience how life was lived at Turton Tower.

  • KS 2
  • History
  • Local History
  • Tudors

Visit the Victorians at Turton Tower

Pupils will meet Victorian characters who worked at Turton Tower during the reign of Queen Victoria when the Kay family owned the Tower House. They will explore aspects of daily family life and enjoy a past times playtime with Victorian toys, some of which have adapted and are still played with today.

  • KS 1
  • KS 2
  • History
  • Local History
  • Victorians

Additional Activities

Outdoor Education

Delivered by our Ofsted registered partner CommuniTree. Offering Forest School sessions, curriculum days and teacher training at Level 1 and Level 3 OCN Awards.

Contact Ally Hodgson at the details opposite for more information.

FREE Site Visits for Teaching Staff

Free site visits for staff planning a visit – just let us know you are visiting

Special Events

Victorian Christmas at Turton Tower

9th-11th December 2024

Enjoy traditional Victorian games, pastimes and Father Christmas.

Outreach and Digital Sessions

We can visit you

If a trip to Turton Tower isn’t possible, consider a costumed interpreter coming to your class for a session

Half day £95, full day £150

Please get in touch to discuss further

Loan Boxes

Loan boxes available for our Tudors and Victorians sessions

Please get in touch to discuss further


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