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The Greatest Showtown

People love Blackpool because Blackpool loves fun and entertainment. They come here to relax on the beach, watch a show or dance the night away.

Our six themed galleries will tell the story of magic, circus, shows, dance and the seaside. And (not forgetting) the famous Illuminations!

Why not take a look around?

Beside the Seaside

How the greatest seaside resort came to be the greatest holiday destination on Earth!

Roll Up! Roll Up!

This gallery celebrates the circus clowns, dare devils and entertainers who stole the show in Blackpool.

It's Showtime!

A gallery celebrating the entertainers that appeared top of the bill in Blackpool.

It's Better with the Lights on

It's like Blackpool Illumnations in here! Find out about the secrets behind the lights.

Everybody Dance Now

The costumes, the dancefloor and the chance to join in with some of the greatest dances of all time.

....And there's more.

Our exhibition space gives us a chance to tell even more stories about Blackpool and its performers.