Current Exhibitions

Dressing Up for the Guild

Dress worn at Guild balls

18 August 2012 – 23 February 2013

Find out how the people of Preston have dressed up to celebrate Preston Guild over the last 200 years in this
unique exhibition based on highlights from the Harris’ historic costume collection.

Dressing Up is an experience for all the senses. Listen to sounds that set the scene of a busy celebration, such as
music and diary extracts, discover Guild memories from proud Prestonians, and try on costumes in our pop-up
fancy dress shop.

Find out the stories of the historic costumes that have survived and the people who wore them. Also on display are quirky objects such as the Guild Doll from the mid-1700s and fancy dress worn by children to the juvenile Guild balls of the past.

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This week's events



Tues 25 Aug, 1.30-3.30pm
Hands On at the Harris
Drop in, FREE
Ages 5-12

Wed 26 Aug, 1.30-3.30pm
Wonderful Wednesdays
Ages 5-12
Drop in, FREE

Wed 26 Aug, 2.00-4.00pm
Hands On with Studio Pottery
All Welcome
Drop in, FREE


Thurs 27 Aug, 11-00am-3.00pm

Family Event Fantastic Farming

For all the family
Drop in, FREE

Fri 28 Aug, 2.00-3.30pm
Discover Arts Awards Sessions
Age 7-11 £1
Book at shop or ring 01772 905414










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