A true and treasured piece of history to engage your children into how people lived long ago. Learn through experience.
Turton Tower in fun for all the family offering many things to do and explore.
How to Find Turton Tower?
Sat Nav Postcode is BL7 0HG ~ Car parking is available free of charge
Please visit www.traveline-northwest.co.uk
Bromley Cross train station is 25 minutes walk away
Turton Tower Opening Times
21st March to 25th October 2020
Wednesday to Sunday, including bank holidays, 11.00am to 4.00pm.
Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children under 16 years (accompanied) FREE
Due to the nature and age of the building disabled access is limited. Wheelchair users are limited to the ground floor only. Disabled access toilets are available outside in the grounds.
The Victorian Kitchen Tea Room
is located in what was once the kitchen at Turton Tower. The location of the kitchen remained unchanged for over 500 years.
You can now enjoy morning coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea in the former Victorian kitchen. Our cakes are a speciality; they are all hand made and home baked.
In the summer you can eat on the garden terrace overlooking the Victorian tennis courts; whilst your children play on the Adventure Playground.
The tea room is open all year round from:
Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am-4.00pm; including bank holidays. Cash only.
Turton Tower Gift Shop
is located in the Victorian servant’s hall, the Gift Shop is open to all and offers a wide range of quality handmade toys, gifts, novelty goods and pocket money items.
The gift shop is open from March to October
Wednesday to Sunday; including bank holidays, 11.00am to 4.00pm.
The Adventure Playground
Let the children discover the elements by playing outdoors in the woodland-inspired play area, free of charge.
With climbing frames and high nets, our adventure playground gives children the chance to go wild in the woodland.
School & Group Visits to Turton Tower
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Our staff know that all classes differ in their needs and abilities and are happy to tailor a session to your particular class.
Weddings & Venue Hire
The lawn/grounds are available for hire and are suitable for marquees to hold weddings or parties.
Contact us for details and prices below.
The Kitchen Garden Group
Set in the tranquil gardens of Turton Tower, the Kitchen garden is open throughout the year to visitors, walkers and the local community. It is set on a sloping site, with four large beds and borders which have been subdivided for vegetables, herbaceous perennials, summer annuals, soft fruit and a variety of fruit trees. Spring bulbs give a fine and increasing display from late February to early April.
Good paths give access to the entire garden, and in the winter of 2015/2016, these were resurfaced by the volunteer gardeners to make them cleanly accessible whether on foot, in a wheelchair or with a pushchair (using materials from a Big Lottery Fund grant).
The garden was established in Victorian times but fell into disuse and became badly overgrown in the 20th century, though it was worked for a few years during and shortly after WW2. The project to restore it began in 2008 by a committed enthusiastic group of volunteers. The garden was completely covered with brambles, ferns, old bushes and trees – unrecognisable as a garden. It took the volunteers two years to clear it; a lot of sweat and tears included! The Kitchen Garden is now an attractive, functioning garden which continues to develop to retain and increase both interest and structure.
The garden can be visited at any time, or your visit can be timed to explore the Tower and café (normally closed Monday and Tuesday). The Kitchen Garden is situated close to the top car park, a little further along the path past the entrance of the arched gate to the Tower.
Helping at the Kitchen Garden
There is always much to do and something for all abilities and capabilities: weeding, watering, planting flowers and vegetables, creating structures, tending plants in the greenhouse or even helping with events and fund-raising. All funds for the garden are raised by the volunteers through the sale of produce and preserves, organising events, giving talks or by applying for grants for specific needs. Why not join in the development of this beautiful old kitchen garden, a thriving community-based garden?
Volunteers work in the garden every Tuesday and Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm. If you can spare only an hour or two, this goes a long way towards keeping the garden looking beautiful.
Anyone is welcome to join in, young or old, skilled or novice, active or less mobile; there’s a role for everyone! There’s no membership fee – just a group who like creating a garden in lovely surroundings for all to enjoy.
If you want to know more about volunteering or to discuss joining, please contact us via the communications form below or phone: 07776 182 231 or 01204 300 541.