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Clitheroe Castle Museum, housed in one of the key historic buildings that cluster around the landmark Clitheroe Castle, takes pupils on a journey through 350 million years of history, heritage and geology of the local area. From the areas geology, fossils and wildlife to life in Clitheroe through the ages, from the Victorian kitchen to the Norman castle keep, the galleries feature an impressively wide range of exhibits. There are also a wide range of temporary exhibitions in the Steward's Gallery throughout the year, showcasing photography, art and local history collections in a unique setting. Outside, explore 16 acres of surrounding formal gardens and beautiful war memorial, a creative sensory outdoor play zone, a state-of-the-art skate park, bandstand as well as the first Labyrinth in Lancashire. At the top of the castle take in the mesmerising views of Clitheroe, Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley. Particularly popular with school pupils are the creative and hands on ‘Castles and Keeps’ and ‘1066’ half day sessions, which use these themes and the collections to develop a range of cross curricular skills and enjoy creative storytelling and adventure. The Education Suite makes it easy to cater for school groups in a stimulating environment.