Pendle Heritage Centre, Barrowford

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Pendle Heritage Centre is a museum and visitor centre in Barrowford, Lancashire, England, dedicated to the history and heritage of Pendle. The heritage centre occupies Park Hill, a two-storey former farmhouse which has a 1661 date stone but was developed over an extended period between the 16th century and the beginning of the 18th century. The centre has an 18th-century walled garden and woodland walk, and houses the Pendle Arts Gallery.Park Hill is an old farmhouse that has been restored using traditional building techniques to provide visitors with an insight on how the house has been developed and adapted from the 15th century. The centre, formed in 1977, is one of the Heritage Trust for the North West's flagship projects, attracting over 100,000 visitors a year. The permanent exhibitions include the story of Park Hill as a working farm, the history of the Bannister and Swinglehurst families who occupied the house and the Pendle witches. Sir Roger Bannister is a descendant of the family that once lived here.To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the trials of the Pendle witches, a new long-distance walking route called the Lancashire Witches Walk has been created. Ten tercet waymarkers, designed by Stephen Raw, each inscribed with a verse of a poem by Carol Ann Duffy have been installed along the route, with the first located here, to mark the start-point.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Great little centre with a value for money tour which includes DVD showing of the Pendle Witch Trials. Lovely cafe inside with a good choice of snacks and drinks. The Centre is next to Barrowford Park...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Fabulous and informative museum, we had the place to ourselves. The cafe was,lovely for a light lunch, there is a woodland walk but it was pouring down so we didn't do it, just the walled gardens and ...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    Visited the Pendle Heritage Centre, informative and well laid out but the building seems to be decaying, quite a lot of mould and water ingress which made the upper floors smell quite a lot. The cafe ...  more »
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  • Interesting Heritage Centre and museum with gardens and cafe. Very reasonable charges.Parking on opposite side of road might be limited when busy. Free but donation requested. Parking on left of B6247 just over bridge from A682 . Cross road to Heritage Centre.
  • Beautiful setting next to Barrowford Park great wedding venue in an original Cruck Barn
  • A beautiful little cafe and bookshop with really friendly staff. Next to a fantastic kids park with a play park, bowling green and old fashioned duck pond. Cafe ice cream highly recommended!
  • Good friendly service. We think the scones are great! The soups are usually excellent and the main meals are good value and always very tasty
  • Interesting place with book/gift shop attached and cafe. Queues for ice creams in the summer.

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