Culture Blackpool


Welcome to Showtown!

Your new museum will be on the first floor of the Sands Venue Resort Hotel on the Promenade. We can’t wait to welcome you when we open in 2022.

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Showtown is a new immersive experience for all the family. Hundreds of exhibits and fun activities will provide hours of entertainment. Changing exhibitions will keep you coming back time and time again. We’ll have a learning space for group sessions and events. We’ll also have a museum shop - packed full of fun gifts and goodies

Inside Showtown you’ll find our six galleries on seaside holidays, magic, circus, the Illuminations, shows and dance. You can take a look behind-the-scenes, hearing stories from producers, performers, visitors and residents.

Featuring unique items from world-renowned museums and private collectors. Over 800 objects help bring our story to life. Get up close with Sooty, Sweep and Soo. Peek through the cell door and see the infamous Houdini wrapped in chains.

We want you to get involved and have fun. Feeling brave? You’ll be able to have a go at juggling or learn some dance moves. Feeling creative? You can perform your own Punch and Judy show or design your own illumination. There’ll be something for everyone at Showtown.

Gallery Artistic Impression

We can’t wait to welcome you in 2022 but in the meantime, there’s still lots of events and activities to get involved with including Showtown and LeftCoast’s new project, Get Dancing. Get Dancing is a new social dance with a twist. It is an open invite to the Blackpool community and the world to come together and create something special. It is an antidote to the pandemic.

Visit the Get Dancing website to get involved, get learning and get dancing!

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For more information and updates on Showtown, please visit our website. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter too!