Bringing Coach Trips to Darwen Market has never been so good with our range of partner attractions.

We are now offering coach trip companies and group trip organisers a unique opportunity. Combine a trip to our traditional market with a visit to a number of exceptional additional attractions.Darwen Coach Trips

All about Darwen Market

Darwen Market is a traditional Victorian Market at the heart of the town centre and is famous for quality, local produce, personal, friendly service and a wide variety of stalls. You’ll find virtually anything from a traditional cobbler to fruit and veg, from hairdressing to handbags. You can also find haberdashery, fashion, food, butchers, bakers and, though not exactly candlestick makers, you can buy candles, incense, soap and cosmetics.

Our cafés pride themselves on home-made, wholesome food at very reasonable prices in ambient surroundings and our other stalls sell goods from lingerie to mobile phones, menswear, furniture, textiles, ladies clothing, cards & balloons, gifts and DVDs.

Our Partner Attractions

Darwen Library Theatre

Afternoon Variety Show

Darwen Library Theatre was opened in its current form on 2000. It has an excellent reputation in the region for providing a wide of theatre, music, comedy and amateur dramatics. All sorts of events take place in the theatre.

Join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane back to those ‘good olde days’ with a variety show packed with song, music and mirth!

Usually the first Wednesday of every month, 2.00pm – 4.30pm.

The Chocolate House

The Chocolate House was established in 1983; this small firm is well known in the North West of England for their hand made chocolates, truffles, fudge and speciality items.  The only machine in the Chocolate House is an ordinary mixer.

It takes a complete week to produce and pack 10,000 chocolate of various centres, individual orders and requests, fifty pounds of fudge, and a thousand assorted children’s items, such as clown lollies and bunnies.

The demonstration is designed to show you as much as possible of what is made at the Chocolate House together with an insight into the business and an informative talk.

Be entertained with a live demonstration and indulge with the free samples.  You can also browse and purchase in the shop after the demonstration.

Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral – dedicated to St Mary the Virgin – serves the whole of Lancashire and is an amazingly light, airy and friendly space.

It exhibits a good blend of early Georgian and twentieth century architecture, and as well as being a place of prayer and hospitality, it celebrates the arts.  There are significant pieces of modern art in the work of John Haywood, Josefina Vasconellos and Penny Warden and periodic exhibitions.  The Cathedral has a number of choirs, a world class organ and wonderful acoustics.

There are daily services, weekly Wednesday recitals and the opportunity to book a 90 minute guided tour of the building.

Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

As one of the first museums to open outside London in 1874, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery houses a rich and fascinating collection of paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, Christian icons and medieval manuscripts.

The downstairs galleries explain how Blackburn became a power house of the industrial revolution.  The wealth and international reach brought by industrialisation is seen in the exceptional collections of art, Egyptology, natural history and even money itself in the upstairs galleries.  Housed in a listed arts and crafts style building purpose made to house the collections.  Blackburn Museum has something to interest everyone.  Free admission!

Visiting Darwen Market

We offer free parking for all coach trips, exclusive discounts, and free lunch, drink and pick ‘n’ mix selection for coach drivers or group organisers

So that we make your experience to Darwen memorable, you should contact our Coach Trip Coordinator on:
01254 669258 or email us at

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