Are you fascinated with the history of Blackpool? Then you’ll love this section, packed full of interesting things! Why don’t you start with our potted guide to the History of Blackpool.

From quirky bits of old architecture to the growth of huge pleasure palaces, you’ll find something here. Be inspired to go and find out more!

Most Recent Updates in this Section:

Transformation of Abingdon Street Market

Abingdon Street Market

The fully refurbished Abingdon Street Market is a bright, modern space with a new food hall and exciting retail space.

History of the Grundy Art Gallery

It’s a beautiful, late Victorian, red brick building on Queen Street in Blackpool town centre. Find out more about the history of the Grundy Art Gallery.

Uncle Tom's Cabin Blackpool

Bpl North Shore: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is on the seafront at Blackpool North Shore. Still a popular entertainment venue, find out how it began, over 200 years ago!

History of the Blackpool Tower

History of The Blackpool Tower

On 14 May 2019, The Blackpool Tower celebrated its 125th Anniversary! Take a look at this history of The Blackpool Tower.

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