Closures for Shops, Venues and Council Services for the Queen’s Funeral

As we approach Monday 19th September 2022, Blackburn Life have summarised details of everything we know so far about the changes to business hours and opening for a whole range of local shops, venues and leisure attractions in the area.

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Most larger shops and supermarkets will be closed with Asda being the only exception that will reopen their stores at 5pm.
The traders on Blackburn Market voted to close for the day as a mark of respect.

The Mall BlackburnClosed All Day
Blackburn MarketClosed All Day
Darwen MarketClosed All Day
Marks and Spencer BlackburnClosed All Day
Asda BlackburnOpen from 5pm to 10pm
Asda DarwenOpen from 5pm to 10pm
Tesco – Hill Street BlackburnClosed all Day
Tesco Express BranchesOpen from 5pm to 10pm
Morrisons Blackburn Town CentreClosed All Day
Lidl SupermarketsClosed All Day
Aldi SupermarketsClosed All Day
Sainsburys DarwenClosed All Day
Sainsbury Local BranchesOpen from 5pm to 10pm

Other national retailers have announced they will be closing including Currys, Argos, Next, B&Q, Holland & Barrett, Homebase, Ikea, Jack Wills, Game, Sports Direct, Pets at Home, Primark, Wilko, Specsavers and H&M.

Leisure Locations (including Museums, Libraries, Cinemas and Sports Facilities)

Blackburn CathedralClosed All Day and will reopen as usual on Tuesday when Books of Condolence will be available until 5:30pm
Blackburn and Darwen LibrariesClosed All Day
Blackburn Sports & Leisure CentreClosed All Day
Darwen Leisure CentreClosed All Day
Witton Park Arena Closed All Day
Reel Cinema BlackburnClosed All Day
Vue Cinema BlackburnOpen for Free screening of the Funeral from 10am. Reserve places on their website. No other events.
Blackburn MuseumClosed All Day
TenPin BlackburnOpen from 4pm to midnight
Planet IceOnly open for Ice Hockey Basics session at 8:15pm

Other Locations and Council Services

Blackburn Town HallClosed All Day
Darwen Town HallClosed All Day
Bin CollectionsWill continue as normal, but will pause for the State Funeral
Household Waste Recycling CentresThese sites will be open on bank holiday Monday, although will close during the Queen’s State Funeral as a mark of respect
Education & Children’s CentresAll schools, colleges and children’s centres will be closed for the day on Monday 19 September
RegistrarsAvailable on-call
Funerals & CremationsServices already scheduled at Pleasington Cemetery and Crematorium will go ahead as planned, in consultation with families
Adult Social CareOperating as normal

Pharmacies & Chemists
For a full list of Pharmacies open in the are visit

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