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Beetles at Blackburn Museum, Photo by Catherine Caton

Beetles at Blackburn Museum, Photo by Catherine Caton

100 years of Bowdler's Beetles

Date: 17 May 2014
Finish date: 17 May 2014
Time: 5-7pm
Cost: FREE but call 01254 667130 to book your place.
Venue: Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

Beetlemania has come to Blackburn!

Blackburn Museum is famour for its beetles and they are 100 years old this year so we are celebrating 'bug style'.

This family event includes bug handling session (or you can just watch!), a variety of beetle based workshops to create your own creatures, plus the actual collection of beetles will take pride of place with more of the collection being displayed than ever before for one day only!

This event is part of a 'Beetle Trail' of events around Blackburn with events also at Blackburn is Open Shop and Cinema - make sure you visit them all.


The site is supported and funded by:

  • Lottery Funded
  • European Regional Development Fund in the Northwest
  • Lancashire and Blackpool's official tourist information site.
  • Lancashire County Council
  • Creativity Works