Frequently asked questions
We’re putting Showtown in the hot seat.
Find the answers to some of our most asked questions here.
The museum is currently being built, but we hope to open our doors to you in 2023.
Showtown will have six galleries. They will explore seaside, magic, circus, Illuminations, shows and dance. You will be able to see 100s of exhibits and get involved in lots of fun activities. There will also be a learning space for schools and groups. Plus a gallery space for changing exhibitions.
Want to learn more about the six galleries? Visit Things to discover.
Showtown will offer free entry to Blackpool residents.
There will be entry fee of £9.95 for adults and £7.95 for children at the door for non-Blackpool residents. You’ll be able to get a reduced price if you book in advance of £7.95 for an adult and £5.95 for children.
All tickets are valid for one year. This means you can come back as many times as you like for a whole year!
When the museum opens its doors, in 2023, there will be up to 39 full time equivalent employees working in a range of jobs. All jobs will be advertised on Greater Jobs and across our social media sites.
There are lots of ways for you to get involved. We have loads of fun activities and events for you to come along to. See What’s on for more information.
Why not consider becoming a vital member of our volunteer team and help shape Showtown?
Did you know Showtown still needs to raise in the region of half a million pounds? You could donate to help us reach this target.
The creation of Showtown is a £14 million project. Our funders are:
- Blackpool Council
- National Lottery Heritage Fund
- Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund
- Coastal Communities Fund
- Lancashire Growth Deal
- Garfield Weston Foundation
- Wolfson Foundation
- Individual private donations
We currently have a funding gap in the region of half a million pounds. We hope to raise this through events, sponsorship packages and more donations. You could donate to help us reach this target.
From September 2021 Showtown will offer a range of meaningful and exciting work placements.
- welcome apprentices, trainees and Chance2Shine employees into the team
- work with local organisations to offer short work experience placements
- invite schools into Showtown to learn about our different job roles
- work with colleges and universities to provide opportunities for students
- work with other cultural organisations across Blackpool to deliver careers events
Check back soon for more details.
As soon as Showtown opens in 2023 you will be able to book a visit for your school. In the meantime, you can learn more about our school offer and download Blackpool themed resources.
Thank you for thinking of us and the kind offer of the donation. We have a formal process to go through to assess all donation offers. We’d love to hear more about it. Please email email@example.com with details and images of the items. Alternatively, you can call us on 01253 478624.