For Families

artyFrom Little Hands On for the under fives, to Arty Explorers, Time Explorers, Hands On and lots more for ages 5-12, there's something for everybody to see and do!
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

To see activities by date, browse the calendar

Download the April - September Family Fun leaflet

Hands On at the Harris

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Saturday 23 August

…does just what it says on the tin! Drop into the Harris and get stuck in.
You can stay for 15 minutes or for longer – it’s up to you.

Today:

Hands on History: Preston Docks. Lots of different things came in and went out of the Port of Preston. Find out what these things were and watch out for surprise stowaways!

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Time?  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

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Hands On at the Harris

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Tuesday 26 August

…does just what it says on the tin! Drop into the Harris and get stuck in.
You can stay for 15 minutes or for longer – it’s up to you.

Today:
Theme to be announced!


Time?  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

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Wonderful Wednesdays

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Wednesday 27 August
Banish the mid-week blues and celebrate Wonderful Wednesdays during the school holidays.
Come along and discover something different to do each time - drop in for 15 minutes or stay for longer, it's up to you!

Time?  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

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Time Explorers

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Thursday 28 August
During the school holidays, step back into Preston’s past and become a Time Explorer!
Uncover fascinating stories about the city in our history gallery,
Discover Preston.
You can drop in and stay for as long as you like, but please note that the last chance to join the workshop is at 12pm.


Today:

Time Explorers: Close-Up Coins.
Money really matters! Discover how important coins are and how they have changed throughout history.

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What time? 10.30am–12.30pm           For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in Advance? No   Cost? Free

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Family Egyptian Balcony Tour

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Saturday 30 August

Climb up high to get a closer look at the sights and stories of Egypt on our famous Egyptian Balcony.

What time? 11-11.40am           Age? 7+ Max. 2 children per adult
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, call 01772 905414    
Cost? £1 adult/50p child

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Little Hands On

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Tuesday 2 September

Every month, especially for our younger visitors, Little Hands On uses stories, art, singing, games and crafts to introduce little ones to some of the fascinating things you can see in the Harris.

What time? 11am–12 noon           Age? Under 5s and their carers
Do I need to book in advance? No, just turn up            Cost? Free

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Little Hands On Story Time

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Friday 5 September

Every month, join us in the Discovery Room for story time!

What time? 10.30am–11am           Age? Under 5s and their carers
Do I need to book in advance? No, just turn up            Cost? Free

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The Potter's Apprentice

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Saturday 6 September

Will you or your pot get fired? Have you the skills to become The Potter's Apprentice?
Complete tasks just like children did in Victorian potteries.

Time?  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

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Hands On at the Harris

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Saturday 13 September

…does just what it says on the tin! Drop into the Harris and get stuck in.
You can stay for 15 minutes or for longer – it’s up to you.

Today:
Hands On History theme to be announced!

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Time?  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

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Family Egyptian Balcony Tour

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Saturday 27 September

Climb up high to get a closer look at the sights and stories of Egypt on our famous Egyptian Balcony.

What time? 11-11.40am           Age? 7+ Max. 2 children per adult
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, call 01772 905414    
Cost? £1 adult/50p child

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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

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Preston
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Opening hours:

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


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This week's events

Thurs 21st, 10.30am-12.30pm
Arty Explorers
Ages 5-12

Sat 23rd, 1.30-3.30pm
Hands On at the Harris
Ages 5-12

Sat 23rd, 2-2.45pm
Art Gallery Tour

Tues 26th, 1.30-3.30pm
Hands On at the Harris
Ages 5-12

Tues 26th, 2-3pm
Tour: Explore Making Waves

Wed 27th, 12.30-1pm
Art Talk: Two of a Kind

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

Thurs 28th, 10.30am-12.30pm
Time Explorers: Close-up Coins
Ages 5-12

Thurs 28th, 2-3pm
Discover Preston Talk: Preston Pals
Book on 01772 905414

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


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

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