How you can enjoy a fascinating guided tour of “Lightworks”
It’s the amazing, purpose built, Blackpool Illuminations depot where all of the magic is made. You can look inside and find out how it works with Lightworks Heritage Tours.
Blackpool’s World famous Illuminations have captivated everyone for over one hundred years. Princess Louise was the first Royal visitor in 1912 who marvelled at the display of 10,000 lamps. And now we all love the miles of digitally controlled features which light up our Promenade for about 4 million visitors every year.
You can find out everything that you want to know about how the Illuminations are designed and made, and how they work, with Lightworks Heritage Tours.
Lightworks – Heritage Tours
The Blackpool Community Heritage Guides invite you to join them as they introduce you to the fabulous Illuminations Collection. See some of the 20,000 plus pieces from the 1920s to the present day. Have a look at photographs, diagrams and beautiful original artwork that show the evolution of our beloved ‘Lights’.
Then enjoy your Lightworks Heritage Tour around the home of the Illuminations and see how they are made from design to final construction.
Be amazed at the scale of some of your favourite features and perhaps see some new ones in production. For those with illuminated autumn memories of Blackpool this is a tour not to be missed!
Dates and Times for Lightworks Heritage Tours
Below are all of the dates for scheduled guided tours of Lightworks in 2017.
Meet at the main entrance at Lightworks, Shorebury Point, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2RL.
To find Lightworks, turn off Squires Gate Lane as if heading to Morrisons. Go straight ahead into the main estate and Lightworks is at the very back next to the fields and airport.
Wednesday 31st May, 1.30pm
Saturday 17th June, 11.15am
Wednesday 5th July, 4.15pm
Saturday 29th July, 11.15am
Saturday 14th October, 11.15am
Wednesday 1st November, 1.30pm
Tours last for around 90 minutes.
Tickets: Adults – £8, Children under 16 – £4 and children under 4 are free.
(All children must be accompanied by an adult).
How to book
Call visitBlackpool on (01253) 478222
Or visit Blackpool’s Tourist Information Centre at Festival House on Central Promenade (opposite Blackpool Tower).
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