20 Best Museums and Art Galleries In Blackpool Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Blackpool

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Blackpool in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 71 Blackpool museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Outside view of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Blackpool

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Blackpool

  • Blackpool
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Blackpool is home to the most mind boggling exhibits you’re likely to see anywhere. Conceived by the ‘Modern Day Marco Pol...

Outside view of Fleetwood Museum

Fleetwood Museum

  • Fleetwood
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fleetwood Museum takes you back through time to find out what the town of Fleetwood was like at different points in history from its fishing heyday t...

Kids looking at artefacts at Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library in Preston

Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, is a family-friendly museum with loads of hands-on activities to get stuck into at whatever time of day y...

Kids wear infantry helmets at the Lancashire Infantry Museum

Lancashire Infantry Museum

  • Fulwood
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

History buffs, this is one for you. Lancashire Infantry Museum is the largest regimental archive in Northern England and is packed with costumes, cra...

Outside view of Lancaster City Museum

Lancaster City Museum

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Lancaster City Museum is a great place to start if you are visiting the city and want to know more about it or even if you have lived there all your...

Fishing boat at Lancaster Maritime Museum

Lancaster Maritime Museum

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dive right into history at the Lancaster Maritime Museum! You will feel as though you’ve been thrown right into the century as you explore the mariti...

Girl at The Dock Museum in Barrow in Furness

The Dock Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Barrow in Furness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Barrow in Furness grew from a tiny 19th Century hamlet to the biggest iron and steel centre in the world in just 40 years. Built in an historic gravi...

Ruins of Furness Abbey in Barrow in Furness

Furness Abbey

  • Barrow in Furness
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Furness Abbey is a really stunning historic ruin with plenty of features to explore, plus a lot of green space around it to run about in and see it f...

Outside view of Clitheroe Castle Museum

Clitheroe Castle Museum

  • Clitheroe
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Clitheroe Castle Museum is now fully open after a complete makeover, the Museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an imag...

Shelves of products at Oswaldtwistle Mills in Accrington

Oswaldtwistle Mills

  • Accrington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Oswaldtwistle Mills is home to a host of popular attractions for people of all ages, including a brand new 12-hole mini golf course which winds throu...

Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour

Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart! Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour is a must for any Reds fan, and a great way to learn all about you...

Exhibits at Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool

Walker Art Gallery

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The esteemed Walker Art Gallery is known for it's Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art and Tudor Portraits, but it's also surprisingly child friendly, wi...

Girl touching skull at World Museum Liverpool

World Museum Liverpool5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There's no better place to explore the wonders of the natural world than World Museum Liverpool, where you can see everything from live colonies of i...

Inside of Western Approaches HQ

Western Approaches HQ

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Western Approaches HQ (previously  The Liverpool War Museum) is a restoration of the WWII Command Centre that operated throughout the Battle of the A...

Outside view of Victoria Gallery and Museum in Liverpool

Victoria Gallery and Museum

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Victoria Gallery and Museum is a family friendly day out offering 'I Spy' trails around the building and interactive exhibits. Dress up as a Vict...

Outside of the building of the British Music Experience

British Music Experience

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Are your kids mini music stars in the making? Then head over to the British Music Experience in Liverpool for a rocking day out for all the family!...

Bluecoat

Bluecoat

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Discover the best of contemporary art at Bluecoat - the oldest centre for contemporary arts in the UK. See works by modern artists and craftsmen, and...

Exhibition of railway collections at Museum of Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Liverpool reflects the city's global significance through its unique geography, history and culture. Explore how the port, its people, thei...

Exhibit at International Slavery Museum in Liverpool

International Slavery Museum

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

International Slavery Museum is an accessible and informative collection of displays aimed at older children and adults, spread over 3 main galleries...

Outside view of Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool

Merseyside Maritime Museum

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A visit to theMerseyside Maritime Museum is fun on a variety of levels, so whether you have small ones who want to stare at the big things and run on...

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