Turton tower is a house that has been evolving over the last 500 years. From a stone tower house in the 1400s, to the home of the Tudor Orrell and, later, the Victorian Kay Families, Turton Tower has been altered and adapted to suit the needs and tastes of those who lived here. It is because of these changes that Turton Tower is of national importance and unique in Northwest England. Today it still captures the spirit of those ages and displays some of the finest paintings and furniture in the region.

 

Turton Tower Opening Times

11th March to 30th October

Wednesday to Sunday, including bank holidays, 10.00am to 4.00pm.

 

Admission

Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children under 16 years (accompanied) FREE

 

The Friends of Turton Tower is a voluntary organisation with a growing membership that currently stands at around 300.  We look to support the Tower by fundraising and promoting the venue by disseminating information, presentations, social events and similar activities.  We also act as a link between Blackburn with Darwen Council, who are the Trustees of the Tower, to support Tower staff and assist in the recruitment of volunteers for the Tower and its gardens.

 

We have an active social calendar of fund raising events covering a whole host of activities such as craft workshops, walking club, artists evenings, musical recitals and larger events at the Tower such as the annual Fun Dog Show and May Fair.  The monies raised contribute towards the running costs of the Tower and our on-going contribution is invaluable in maintaining its future.

 

We are always looking to recruit new members who are keen to do something worthwhile for the community and a warm welcome is guaranteed.  Your contribution can be as little as joining the organisation by way of an annual subscription, or becoming more actively involved in a whole range of our activities.  Please join us or find out more.

 

 

What's on Diary

Newsletter

is a voluntary organisation with a growing membership that currently stands at around 300.  We look to support the Tower by fundraising and promoting the venue by disseminating information, presentations, social events and similar activities.  We also act as a link between Blackburn with Darwen Council, who are the Trustees of the Tower, to support Tower staff and assist in the recruitment of volunteers for the Tower and its gardens.