What to see in Blackburn
Blackburn has a thriving cultural scene with three excellent arts centres in the town or within easy reach. King George’s Hall consists of three separate venues offering everything from pop to pantomime, while Thwaites Empire Theatre also welcomes big names from the world of entertainment. A couple of miles away is Darwen Library Theatre, a vibrant community arts centre which combines professional touring productions with the best in amateur dramatics.
Art and heritage also have a major role in Blackburn’s cultural life. The historic and beautiful Cathedral, with its iconic modern sculpture, ‘Healing of the Nation’, is a must on any cultural tour of the town, while the Museum and Art Gallery showcases Blackburn’s cotton legacy as well as housing important collections from across the globe. If you want to find out more about Blackburn’s fascinating industrial past, a heritage tour will help you step back in time and find out more.
Hundreds of exciting family friendly events take place across Blackburn every year from comedy, arts and food festivals to seasonal events like summer celebrations and fairs, outdoor music events and Christmas festivities.
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