Blackpool gets its own entertainment museum- SHOWTOWN!

Slap bang in the middle of Blackpool Prom, next but one to the iconic Blackpool Tower, Showtown is coming soon! It’s a new attraction that captures the spirit of this amazing town and its vibrant entertainment history.

The museum, opening later in 2023, will welcome people of all ages, allowing them to get up close with the entertainers who put Blackpool on the map. The comedians, dancers, singers, clowns, acrobats, speciality acts and characters who turned the resort into one of the UK’s premier hubs of show business.

You too can get on the dance floor, smell the sawdust, discover the backstage secrets – whether you’re a fun-seeker or future star performer.

And, if you are curious to dive in deeper, then their History Centre is a living archive through which everyone can discover the untold stories of the town and its people. Behind the scenes the museum’s team are right now busy collecting, researching and sharing proof of what makes the town unique.

Most of all everyone is welcome to take part. Share your stories or participate in talks, tours, fun activities, useful courses, learning opportunities and academic study.

Showtown aims to improve the lives of local people by creating approximately 39 jobs, making 20 training placements available, engaging with 40,000 local people through their activities, engaging with 7,500 school children annually, supporting the town’s regeneration plans, raising aspirations and opportunities for local people, and attracting around 300,000 local, regional, national and international visits each year.

It’s a great addition to Blackpool’s entertainment offer and I wish it every success!

Find SHOWTOWN’s website here

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