Illuminations collection

The archive the Blackpool Illuminations starts from 1925. It contains artworks and designs for illuminated installations, photographs and slides, business records and some objects all relating to the planning and production of the annual Illuminations lightshow.

Accessing the collection 

The archive is held at the Lightworks, the home of Blackpool Illuminations at Squires Gate. To view items from the collection appointments can be made through the Local and Family History Centre on 01253 476 090.

Finding aids

With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund the collection designs have been listed and documentation of the remaining collection is ongoing. The following lists will help you in searching the designs.

Many historic photographic images of the collection are held as per the 1950-1999 list here 

Illuminations photograph listing [PDF 718KB]


Enquiries are welcome on 01253 478090 or email: