Bowland's Dark Skies Light up Castle Gallery

4th May 2022

Image by Robert InceA brand-new exhibition of night sky images has opened in the lovely setting of the Steward's Gallery at Clitheroe Castle Museum.

The exhibition has been organised by the Forest of Bowland AONB Partnership and Clitheroe Castle Museum staff to highlight the magical site of the night skies in Bowland – an area fortunate to have relatively little light pollution.

Following a call-out earlier this year, photographers submitted their dark sky images via the visitor gallery on the AONB's website. The images have been transformed into 20 stunning prints, which now hang in the Steward's Gallery adjoining the museum.

Sandra Silk, Forest of Bowland AONB Project Officer, said, "We've been so impressed by the quality of the photographs submitted for the exhibition. There are some beautiful images, which range from nebulae and star trails to constellations and local landscapes captured after the sun has set."

Clitheroe Castle Museum Manager, Claire Sutton, said, "We are thrilled to be hosting the Dark Skies exhibition this year – so many amazing images – it's well worth the visit.  The Steward's Galley is open daily from 11am-4pm and there's the castle and the museum to explore too so do call in. We'd love to see you."

The exhibition will run until Sunday 5th June.  Admission to the Steward's Gallery is free.

Opening times for the museum and gallery are available online at