Things to see and do at Gawthorpe Hall

Visitor and volunteer looking closely at large portrait

Gawthorpe Hall is a stunning structure with a rich history. It is sometimes referred to as the 'Downton of the North'. Although not as grand, Gawthorpe was redesigned by Sir Charles Barry (who also redesigned Highclere Castle, the filming location for ITV's Downton Abbey).

The grounds

Why not take a leisurely stroll around the formal gardens with views of the river, or perhaps a short ramble through the woodland to enjoy the wildlife.

Gawthorpe Textile Collection

The Gawthorpe Textile Collection showcases the most extraordinary and intricate needlework, lace and costume amassed by Rachel Kay Shuttleworth as well as contemporary pieces from talented artists across the region.  The team regularly host incredible events that support the collection.

Don't miss

  • Take a stroll through the grounds around the Hall
  • Marvel at the inspiring Shuttleworth textile collection
  • See the original 17th century panelling in the Drawing Room

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Volunteering in the house

Do you have a love of historic houses and some spare time? Lancashire County Council's Museum Service are looking for more volunteers to help out at Gawthorpe Hall. For more info call 01282 771004.

Volunteering in the grounds

Love being outdoors and meeting new people? Help maintain the Hall's historic gardens and natural environment for everybody to enjoy. Get in touch by email.