A world of textiles in one county…

Modern Lancashire is built on a strong heritage of textile manufacturing and global trade.

This intriguing online gallery highlights and brings together significant local and global textile artefacts from museums, archives, galleries, and manufacturers across the county. Through a series of new digital exhibitions, downloadable resources and community curated responses, this online presence will collectively build an understanding of the significant impact that textiles have played in shaping people's lives, not only this county, but the world.

Lancashire Textile Gallery is a collaboration between Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, the University of Central Lancashire and the British Textile Biennial with contributions from museums and archives across Lancashire. The Lancashire's Textile Treasures project has received DCMS and National Lottery funding, distributed by the Heritage Fund as part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.

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