The Museum

Welcome to the Ainsworth Jewellers' Museum and Archive

This is a new venture for Ainsworth Jewellers, opened in 2018 to the general public, to promote the heritage of the shop, the family and their 148 years in Blackburn Town Centre.

Among the artefacts we proudly display in the old traditional cabinets, salvaged from our Market Place shops in the 1950's and brought down to Darwen Street when we relocated here in 1965, we have our founder, Joseph Ainsworth's, spectacles case and an original pocket watch c1895.

Original hand-drawings of the 48 Market Street shop front, and of our current location at 57-59 Darwen Street are proudly on display along with a whole host of memorabilia from our centenary celebrations in 1970.

We have history from five out of the seven locations of Ainsworth Jewellers, and are always looking for more old receipts, boxes or otherwise to add to our growing collection.

The museum is open while the shop is open and we will be happy to talk to you through any of the items on display, or listen to your stories of visiting, and your experience at Ainsworth Jewellers throughout the years.

If any groups are interested in visiting, please contact us on 01254 59367.

Help us with our campaign

If you have any memorabilia or a story to tell, please pop in and speak to us. We are happy to take photographs of any history you may have.