Work starts on Blackpool’s Showtown

Showtown will be Blackpool’s first museum of fun and entertainment.

visual of blackpool show town, blue walls and bright displays

Work has started on the development of Blackpool’s first museum of fun and entertainment.

Named 'Showtown' the museum will celebrate Blackpool as the UK's most popular seaside destination and its role in the development of British popular culture.

Located in the Sands Building on the Promenade, Showtown will be a hybrid between a museum and visitor attraction, capturing the spirit of the famous seaside town. Visitors will be able to discover more about Blackpool's links with dance, comedy, live variety, illumination, circus, and sideshows.

Contractors, Conlon, have been appointed to work alongside ourselves and exhibition designers, Casson Mann, to turn the proposals into a fully-immersive, family-friendly experience that reveals the lasting impact the town has had on the nation's sense of fun and entertainment.

Work commenced at the beginning of September with a planned opening date of April 2023.