Current Exhibitions

Dressing Up for the Guild

Dress worn at Guild balls

Exhibition
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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Opening hours:

Mon                    11am - 5pm
Tues – Sat          10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays


FREE entry

This week's events

 

Sat 23rd, 11.00-11.40am
Family Egyptian Balcony Tour
Ages 7+ £1.00/50p

 

Sat 23rd, 12.30-1.00pm
Tour: What Makes Preston Special

 

Tues 26th, 11.00am-3.00pm
Big Treasure Hunt Day
Ages 5-12

 

Wed 27th, 1.30-3.30pm
Wonderful Wednesdays 
Ages 5-12

 

Thur 28th, 10.30am and 1.30pm
Time Explorers: Meet a Forensics Expert
Ages 5-12

 

Thur 28th, 2.00-4.00pm
Get Hands on with Sculpture
Adults and children 5+

 

Sat 30th, 1.30-3.30pm
Hands On at the Harris
Ages 5-12

 

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