Blackpool is a fantastic place to spend a few days with the family. There is so much to see and do from a trip to the top of Blackpool Tower to watching a Football match at Bloomfield Road. However, filling your days with these incredible attractions can get very costly very quickly, so it is always a great idea to plan in some free or cheap days out in Blackpool too and what better then mixing fun with education and visiting one, or more, of the incredible museums in Blackpool during your next visit.
Free museums in Blackpool
Grundy art Gallery
The Grundy art Gallery is one of the most popular museums in Blackpool, with people visiting the area specifically to see this museum. It houses an eclectic mix of art, some of which highlights the history of Blackpool and some which celebrates the artists that live there. As well as having a number of exhibitions that are changed on a regular basis there are also different events and interactive sessions that are perfect for families to enjoy too, just check the website to see what is going on. You can visit for free between Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am till 4.45pm.
Brooks Collectables and Museum
You will find Brooks Collectables and Museum on Waterloo Road, it is a family run business with a free to enter museum and is a place of pure fascination for anyone who is interested in collectables, especially automobiles and toy collections. Alongside the museum is a shop for those that want to start their own collection or grab a gift for someone else.
Cheap Museums in Blackpool
Unfortunately not all museums in Blackpool are free, however there are some that are still very affordable at under £5 per person. Here are three that are worth a visit.
Little Marton Windmill
The Little Marton Windmill is one of the most recognisable landmarks for visitors that come in via the M55, however, very few people know that you can actually go inside. On select days throughout the year Little Marton Windmill is open to the public for a small fee of £2 for adults, which includes a drink and allows you to take children in for free. As well as having the opportunity to go inside the windmill and have a look around you can also follow a guide and hear the story of the windmill and learn about its place in Blackpool history. To see if the open days coincide with your next trip to Blackpool have a look at their website.
Tram Town Depot Tour
A trip to Blackpool would not be complete without at least one tram ride but for those of you that are Tram enthusiasts or are visiting Blackpool with small children then a visit to the Tram Town Depot is a must. Here you can visit the various tram sheds, see them in motion, and and learn all about how the trams are looked after. You can enjoy a tour on Monday’s and Saturdays at 10.30am starting at the main Tram gates on Hopton Road. It is priced at £5 per adult and £2.50 for children between the ages of 3-15.
Selfie Town is not your standard museum that’s for sure but a brilliant experience non the less. Classed as a speciality museum Selfie Town allows you to discover 10 different interactive stage set ups where you can use the props and pose for pictures to your hearts content for the duration of your visit. You can capture some classic selfies or family memories and even take the dog, for just £5 per person it is a great way to hide from the rain and have some fun.
Museums in Blackpool are a great addition to your holiday itinerary, they can be fun, interactive, educational and cost effective so make sure you add them to your must see visit now.