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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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  • We went into the museum which was really cheap. Quite interesting and a good dvd on the top floor. The cafe was great and the herb garden was lovely. We had a mooch around and found the old barn. I wo...  more »
  • We called in at the Heritage Centre on a very wet Monday morning. There was plenty of leaflets to browse through and the man behind the desk was very helpful. We had a lovely cup of coffee whilst we w...  more »
  • Visited here with a friend to show her a bit of British & Lancashire culture. Enjoyed a home cooked meal in the cafe, reasonably priced & portions ample. Had a walk around the grounds . Am enjoyable a...  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.