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


FREE entry

This week's events

Sat 30th, 11-11.40am
Family Egyptian Balcony Tour
Ages 7+ with adult
£1/50p book on 01772 905414

Sat 30th, 12-4pm
Vintage Harris
Stalls-Beauty Parlour-Crafts

Tues 2nd Sept, 11am-12pm
Little Hands On
Under 5s & carers

Wed 3rd, 12.30-1pm
Tour: Making Waves Exhibition - painting Lancashire's Coastline

Wed 3rd, 2-4pm
Meet the Costume Champions

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

Sat 6th, 1.30-3.30pm
The Potter's Apprentice
Ages 5-12

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

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