Facilities & Access
Browsholme Hall is an historic house and private home of the Parker Family, containing the unique antiquarian collection of the fourteen generations who have lived here. We aim to provide excellent service and facilities to all visitors and continually strive to improve. We have registered with (VAQUAS) Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Service.
Please feel free to contact us in advance of your arrival to help you make the most of your day and view our Access Statement here and we have produced an Easy Read Information Guide for those with reading or learning needs.
Covid-19 Access Update (10.09.21)
- It is extremely important to us that our visitors feel safe when they are here.
- Hand sanitisers are readily available across the site
- While face coverings are not compulsory, masks can be provided for those who wish to use one.
- Currently the upstairs rooms are closed to visitors, as there is insufficient space to maintain safe distancing.
- We will review this for the 2022 season in line with government guidance, whilst always having the comfort and safety of visitors at the forefront of our minds.
- A website www.browsholme.com
- Leaflets providing opening times and programme of events.
- We are approximately 20 minutes drive from the A59 if travelling by car/coach. 5 miles from Clitheroe and 7 miles from Whalley railway stations.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
- A car park is situated by the Tithe Barn and 300 metres from the Hall entrance.
- The route from the car park is along a gravel surface with some areas of uneven cobblestones.
- There is a drop-off and pick up point for the disabled at the front of the Hall.
- A charge is made for entry to the Hall and Grounds. Tickets are purchased from the Tithe Barn on arrival.
- There are two wide stone steps 100mm high into the Hall for which we provide a ramp for accessibility; rooms on the ground floor are accessible by wheelchair. If you contact us on 01254 827160 when planning your visit, we can ensure the ramp is in place for your arrival.
- We have a visitor toilet on the ground floor, suitable for wheelchair access.
- Floor surfaces are flagstone, timber or carpet.
- All visitors are conducted around the house by guided tour lasting approximately 1 hour. A microphone listening device is available for up to 4 people.
- The tour comprises Main Hall, Library, Regency Drawing Room, Portrait Gallery, Ante Room on the ground floor; Yellow Room and Oak Parlour on the first floor approached by two flights of stairs.
- Chairs are available in each room for the elderly or disabled to sit down during a tour.
- Lighting is artificial and low level.
- For blind and partially sighted visitors, guide dogs are welcome. We do ask that you contact us on 01254 827160 when planning your visit so we can notify our tour guide and plan tour groups accordingly.
- Entry is free of charge and there are no barriers or gates to entry.
- Access to the Tithe Barn is suitable for the disabled.
- Floor surfaces are level flagstone throughout.
- There is one disabled compliant unisex WC, with level entry, in the Tithe Barn.
- Both male and female toilets in the Tithe Barn and a visitor toilet in the Hall, suitable for wheelchair users.
- There are visitor toilets at the Cart Shed
- There is no alarm call system.
Cart Shed Tea Room
- Seating is generally at antique tables.
- High chairs for children can be provided.
Tithe Barn Shop
- There is no specific shop but there are souvenirs, guidebooks, leaflets, local produce and items for sale in the main foyer.
- Staff take payment in the café
- Ten acres of grounds are available to visitors including a large flat lawn at the front of the house, a formal garden, yew walk three-acre lake and woodland when the Hall & Grounds are open (see opening times).
- Surfaces are natural and uneven in places, visitors are therefore advised to wear appropriate footwear.
- On fine days there are outside tables and chairs at the rear of the building, as well as an outside bar which can be used for events.
- At the front of the building there is a larger area of flagstone, gravel driveway and lawn free of vehicles.
Conference & Meeting Rooms
- The Tithe Barn is available to hire. Please contact us on 01254 827160 for further information on the facilities we offer.
Attractions (Displays, exhibits, etc.)
- A calendar of events is published on our website.
- Dogs are welcome on a lead. A water bowl is provided at the front entrance.
- We operate a no-smoking policy and sand bins are located at the front entrance.
- Our volunteers have all been trained to use equipment and have attended disability awareness training.
- We ask you not to take photographs or touch the antiquities or artefacts on open display.
- There is a drop off and pick up point at the front of the Hall.
- A ramp is provided for the two steps at the front door of the Hall.
- The Tithe Barn has level access.
- There is a visitor toilet on the ground floor of the Hall and toilets in the Tithe Barn.
- Floors in the Hall and Tithe Barn are flagged, timber or carpet. Outside paths are mainly gravel with some areas of uneven cobblestones.
- The Main Hall, Library, Regency Drawing Room, Dining Room/Portrait Gallery and Ante Room are all accessible for wheelchair users.
- Tramper trails are available. Please contact us in advance of your visit for further information.
Blind and Partially-Sighted Visitors
- Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. We just ask that you contact us beforehand so we can arrange for a member of staff to accompany you for both your dog’s safety and your own.
- Lighting is artificial and low level in most areas.
- Please enquire about our touch tour – A History of Browsholme in Fifteen Objects.
Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Visitors
- We can set up induction loops for seated lectures, talks and events.
- RNID approved Microphone Listening/Amplifier Devices are available for guided tours. If you let us know your requirements in advance, we’ll make sure they’re read for your arrival.
Visitors with Learning Disabilities
- Our Easy Read Information Guide can be downloaded from our website and we have printed copies available too.
Visitors with Communication Disabilities
- We have pens and paper available for visitors to use. If you are unable to ask on the day, please contact us in advance, either by email or telephone, as below.
Clitheroe Road / Cow Ark / Clitheroe / Lancashire / BB7 3DE
01234 567 890
Opening Hours: Seasonal, see website or contact above.
We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments.