Pendle Heritage Centre

Visit the Heritage Centre to enjoy Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You will find a Tea Room overlooking a restored Eighteenth Century Walled Garden – always a lovely place to relax with a home-cooked lunch, whatever the weather. The Pendle Art Gallery has jewellery, silk scarves, ceramics and prints by local artists and the Parlour Shop is a great place to find that perfect gift, book or greeting card.  The centre also has a Museum on Pendle life, focusing on life in the 1600s, the Pendle Witches, George Fox and the Quakers and the Bannister family.

Museum

Learn about:

  • The history of Park Hill
  • The Bannister family
  • The Pendle Witches
  • George Fox, whose vision on nearby Pendle Hill inspired the international Quaker movement.
  • The vernacular buildings of Pendle Forest and how they have been conserved by the heritage centre

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Gardens

Pendle Heritage Centre has a lovely cottage garden and a restored eighteenth century walled garden. Box parterres and historic plant varieties create a beautiful old-world character with changing scents and sensations throughout the year.

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Tea Room

Our Tearoom, open daily from 10am, overlooks the 18th Century Walled Garden. We serve home made cakes, soups and traditional Lancashire dishes. There are also ‘Slimmers Choice Lunches’ on Thursday between 12 noon and 2pm.

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Latest events and news

Happy New Year !!

This is the way to start the New Year off, an email received today from Diane at Asda in Colne:

'The results are in and I am pleased to inform you the Heritage Centre has received 1st place in our Green Token Giving Scheme, a cheque for £500 will be with you shortly ,

Congratulations!!!

Diane Springthorpe Community Life Champion'

From all of us at the Heritage Centre we would like to thank everyone for their support and Daine for putting the Centre forward in the scheme. We are looking forward to seeing everyone throughout the year, be it for a cup of tea, a lunch, a wedding or a party.

A great big thank you to Asda!
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4 weeks ago

Pendle Heritage Centre

Perhaps not something as valuable as this Beatrix Potter painting, but please remember the Pendle Heritage Centre in your will. Unlike big museums such as the V&A, we get absolutely no money from the public purse.Beatrix Potter designed this snowy scene as a Christmas card in 1890, a decade before Peter Rabbit was published. It was left to the museum in Lesley Linder’s Will. To find out more about gifts in Wills, see https://bit.ly/2OF8Ogb With kind permission from F. Warne & Co ...

Perhaps not something as valuable as this Beatrix Potter painting, but please remember the Pendle Heritage Centre in your will. Unlike big museums such as the V&A, we get absolutely no money from the public purse.

Wishing visitors old and new a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Opening times

Christmas Eve 10 - 4
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED

Open as usual from Thursday 27th December
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