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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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square,
PR1 2PP 

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Opening hours:

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

FREE entry

This week's events

Art Talk: Two of a Kind
Wed 30th, 12.30-1pm

Wonderful Wednesdays
Wed 30th. 1.30-3.30pm
Ages 5-12

Time Explorers
Thurs 31st, 10.30am-12.30pm
Ages 5-12

Jewellery Talk: bracelets
Thurs 31st, 2-2.45pm

Little Hands On Story Time
Fri 1st August, 10.30-11am
Under 5s & carers

Tour: What Makes Preston Special?
Sat 2nd, 12.30-1pm

Little Hands On at the Harris
Tues 5th, 11am-12pm
Under 5s & carers

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

Tour: What Makes Preston Special?
Wed 6th, 12.30-1pm

Wonderful Wednesdays
Wed 6th, 1.30-3.30pm
Ages 5-12

Meet the Costume Champions
Wed 6th, 2-4pm

Arty Explorers
Thurs 7th, 10.30am-12.30pm
Ages 5-12

Tour: The Harris-An Architectural Gem!
Thurs 8th, 2-2.45pm

Shadow Puppet Workshop
Fri 8th, 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm
Ages 5-12
£2, book on 01772 905414

Hands On at the Harris
Sat 9th, 1.30-3.30pm
Ages 5-12

Egyptian Balcony Tour
Sat 9th, 2-2.45pm
Ages 12+
£1/50p book on 01772 905414

School's Out!
FREE workshops every Tues, Wed, Thurs & selected Saturdays. Download the Family Fun leaflet

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