Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Ribble Valley has moved into the Tier 3 coronavirus alert, meaning new restrictions are in place to stop the spread of the virus. For help: Ribble Valley Community Hub (01200 414597).

Coronavirus Information

2020 Exhibition Programme

The Platform Gallery is now open and we look forward to welcoming you back. We have changed the entrance and have a one way system through the gallery, starting at the middle door and exit through the glass doors at the front of the building. The visitor centre has been adapted and leaflets will be via asking the staff. Our hours have altered slightly to allow extra cleaning, currently 10-00-4.30 (Monday to Friday) 10.00-4.00 (Saturday)

To keep you and staff safe and to prevent the spread of corona virus we are asking all visitors to follow the following steps:

  1. Please maintain social distance from other customers and staff, currently two metres
  2. Use the hand gel at the entrance and exit
  3. Cover coughs and sneezes
  4. Please don’t touch anything on display unless you are taking it to the counter to purchase
  5. Ask a member of staff if you require assistance
  6. Payment will be by card only
  7. Please wear a face covering if able to do so
  8. Do not enter the building if you have any COVID symptoms


We would like to reassure you that there is regular cleaning in place, all staff will wash and sanitise their hands regularly.
We hope you find these changes reassuring please ask if you require assistance.

Welcome back everyone and thank you for your patience.

2020 Exhibition Programme

Isolation art exhibition: 1 - 29 August 2020

This exhibition celebrates the work that has been created by Ribble Valley residents over the lockdown period.

“At this extremely challenging time, we believe that the power of creativity to unite people and support them to maintain good mental health is more important than ever. At this unprecedented time of change people have found they have more chance to try new things, get back to a long-lost hobby or adapt new ways to express their creativity. This simple activity will give Ribble Valley’s community the chance to connect and inspire during lockdown”.

Northern Star: 14 September - 24 December 2020

Guiding you to the best of British craft talent this winter. Showcasing the best of British making, Northern Star provides inspiration for that perfect handmade gift or treat. Join us as we celebrate creativity this Christmas season.

PlatForm and Function: 23 January - 20 March 2021

PlatForm & Function exhibition celebrates emerging and established makers by awarding the prize of a place in this exhibition.

The makers have been carefully selected from the BCTF (British Craft Trade Fair, and the GNCCF (Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair).


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