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Rain never stops play at Showtown, one of the ‘must visit Blackpool attractions’ - so here's everything you need to plan your visit and don't forget to book your tickets online for fast track admission to the museum.

TICKET PRICES - General Admission

Adults aged 16-64 - £15.00

Children aged 4-15 - £11.50

Children aged 3 and under - FREE

Students/Adults age 65+ - £13.50

Gift Aid your ticket and visit Showtown as many times as you like!

With Gift Aid, every £1 you spend on a ticket magically turns into £1.25 for us, without you paying extra.

General Admission tickets eligible for gift aid are valid for 12 months from the day you visit Showtown, so pop back and see us as often as you can for great value family fun, all year round!

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Blackpool resident? If you are a Blackpool resident then you can visit the museum for free* but make sure you book in advance to guarantee your place.

*T&Cs apply.

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Showtown History Centre

Did you know that as part of The Blackpool Heritage and Museum Trust, Showtown also looks after the History Centre; a living archive through which everyone can discover the untold stories of the town and its people.

If you are curious to find out more about Blackpool then you can explore documents and archives. From family history to the big historic events that started right here.

Share your stories or participate in talks, tours, fun activities, useful courses, learning oppurtunities and academic study.

The History Centre is usually based at Central Library but is currently closed. Click here for the latest updates

In the meantime, we continue to provide access to the historic newspaper microfilms with appointments available between Tuesday and Saturday. We can also support a small number of specific newspaper related enquiries each week.

Access the collection - Newspaper Microfilm Appointments

Our microfilm readers are in operation on the ground floor of Central Library. Use of the microfilm readers is by appointment only.

If you would like to book an appointment to view our historic newspaper collection microfilms or have a specific request for a newspaper research enquiry then please contact us on or call 01253 478090.

Appointments run Tuesday to Saturday, with a morning slot at 10.30am and an afternoon slot at 1.30pm. Appointments last for 2 hours.