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

Thur 16th, 2-2.45pm
Tour: The Harris - An Architectural Gem

Sat 18th, 12-3pm
International Uillean Pipes Day

Sat 18th, 12.30-1pm
Art Talk: Scapa Flow

Sat 18th, 1.30-3.30pm
Hands On at the Harris
Ages 5-12

Wed 22nd, 12.30-1pm
Talk: Discover Coins

Thurs 23rd, 2-2.45pm
Art Gallery Tour: Sitting Pretty?

Sat 25th, 11-11.40am
Family Egyptian Balcony Tour
Ages 7+ with an adult
£1/50p book on 01772 905414

Sat 25th, various times from 12pm
Tie-dye workshop
Ages 10-18
£3. Book on 01772 905414

Sat 25th, 12.30-1pm
Tour: What Makes Preston Special?


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