Clitheroe Castle Museum

Castle HillClitheroeLancashireBB7 1BA

Tel: 01200 424 568 Email:

The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years.

The historic landmark of Clitheroe, in the heart of the Ribble Valley offers a day of exploration for all the family. Our intriguing galleries will take you on a journey through 350 million years of history, heritage and geology of the local area. Younger hearts may take an adventure kitted out with rucksack, map and magnifying glass!

Opening times

12th Feb 2018 – 23rd Mar 2018 

Day Times
Monday 12:00 16:00
Tuesday 12:00 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 16:00
Thursday 12:00 16:00
Friday 12:00 16:00
Saturday 12:00 16:00
Sunday 12:00 16:00

24th Mar 2018 – 4th Nov 2018 

Day Times
Monday 11:00 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 16:00
Thursday 11:00 16:00
Friday 11:00 16:00
Saturday 11:00 16:00
Sunday 11:00 16:00

Last admission to the museum is at 3:30pm

The Museum will be closed Christmas Day (25th Dec) Boxing Day (26th Dec) and New Years Day (1st Jan).

All museums are open on all bank holidays between Easter and October. 

3D Model of Clitheroe castle

Admission charges

Save money with our Xplorer multi-pass tickets.

  • Adults £4.30
  • Concessions £3.20
  • Free admission for children and young people aged 18 and below
  • Groups of 10 or more adults
    The Keep, Grounds and Pinnacle Monument
    The Museum
    £3.20 per person
    20% off purchases in the museum gift shop
  • Groups of 10 plus a guided tour of the Castle complex
    £6.00 per person
    20% off purchases in the museum gift shop

What's on

See what's on at Clitheroe Castle Museum


  • Drop off / pick up point
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Full disabled access
  • Meeting room for hire
  • Activity room for hire
  • Atrium Café (Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites)

Resources for schools

Access statement

The access statement describes the access, facilities and services that we offer.