Gawthorpe Hall

Important notice -

Please note there is no tea-room on site but there are places to eat nearby in Padiham.

An Elizabethan gem in the heart of industrial Lancashire

Discover nature in the woodland at Gawthorpe Hall

Try our sensory trail for families 

Attention wild explorers. Are you ready to listen to the usually unnoticed inhabitants of Gawthorpe Hall's garden and woodland, feel the textures of nature and see mini beasts in their natural habitats? If YES, then ‘let’s go’. Download our self-led sensory trail map here.

Gawthorpe Hall

What's on 

Four people sitting together, smiling and enjoying a picnic

Outdoor theatre - Love's Labour's Lost 

Book your tickets to join us on Saturday 30 July to enjoy Shakespeare's romantic comedy performed by Off the Ground Theatre. A superb way to spend a summer's evening in the beautiful surroundings of Gawthorpe Hall.

Upcoming events

Gawthorpe's Remarkable Women - Exhibition

Sun 03 Jul 2022
12:00-17:00
Explore the fascinating lives of some of the women of the Kay-Shuttleworth family in this new exhibition.

Green Canopy - Ethical Textiles

Sun 03 Jul 2022
12:00-17:00
This exhibition, presented in the Hall, is part of Gawthorpe Textiles Collection’s National Lottery Community Fund project Ethical Textiles.

Victorian Kitchen Day

Fri 22 Jul 2022
13:00-16:00
Visit the Victorian kitchen and meet our Housekeeper to discover life 'below stairs' using the servants' spiral staircase.

Expiravit

Sat 23 Jul 2022
12:00-17:00
An exhibition by Decorum, a collective of five female textile artists, bringing together a wealth of experience and capturing the essence of Gawthorpe Hall.

Discover Lacemaking

Wed 27 Jul 2022
13:00-16:00
Meet our lace experts who can show you how to use bobbins, needles and other forgotten skills to create beautiful lace.

Outdoor theatre - Love's Labour's Lost

Sat 30 Jul 2022
18:30-20:30
Shakespeare's romantic comedy performed by Off the Ground Theatre. A superb way to spend a summer's evening in the beautiful surroundings of Gawthorpe Hall. Please bring your own picnic and seating.
Gawthorpe Hall

Things to see and do

Stubbins Estate and Holcombe Moor

Gawthorpe Hall

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Gawthorpe Hall on the National Trust Collections website