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Take a look here for our special family events - from 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.

Makerspace

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What will you make?

Makerspace is a space to make and mend, improve and embellish, and have a go at contemporary craft or digital endeavours. It is a shared workshop and meeting point where art, technology, craft and design are invited to converge. Makers, fixperts, artists, 'hackers' and crafters of all kinds are invited to come along and get involved. We have exciting events that vary from dress making to drone hacking. 

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Family Egyptian Balcony Tour

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Saturday 25 March & 22 April

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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Easter Hands On at the Harris

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Monday 3 April

Today: Eggs-cellent Easter Decorations

Easter fun starts at the Harris!
Make your own 3D hanging egg decoration to take home.

 


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

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Little Hands On

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Tuesday 4 April

Every month epecially 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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Easter Hands On at the Harris

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Wednesday 5 April

Today: Bright Ideas

Be inspired by the neon works in our Martin Creed exhibition.


Time?
  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12 (Parent/guardian to stay)
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

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Little Hands On Story Time

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Friday 7 April

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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Time Explorers

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Monday 10 April
Today: Cotton
Have a go at weaving - Join our workshop in the Discover Preston gallery to find out if you would have made it in Preston's cotton industry?

What time? 1.30-3.30pm   Suitable for? Ages 5 -12

Do I need to book in advance? No   Cost? Free

 

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Easter Hands On at the Harris

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Wednesday 12 April

Today: Cheeky chicks & bouncing bunnies
Create cute springtime animals.

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

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Easter Hands On at the Harris

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Thursday 13 April

Today: Egg Decorating Workshop

Work with artist Sarah Hicks to decorate your own aluminium egg which will go on display in Avenham Park in time for Easter Monday egg rolling, along with hundreds of others made locally, inspired by the German tradition of Easter egg trees.


Time?
  12.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5+
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

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Hands On at the Harris

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Wednesday 31 May

Today: Martin Creed

Be inspired by the works in our Martin Creed exhibition to create your own art.


Time?
  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12 (Parent/guardian to stay)
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

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OPENING HOURS
Please note that our top floor fine art gallery will be closed from 1.30 - 3.30pm on Sunday 11 June for a Friends of the Harris event.

Museum, Art Gallery, Library & Makerspace

Mon 10am-7pm
(Museum/Art Gallery 11am-5pm)

Tue 10am-5pm

Wed 10am-7pm
(Museum/Art Gallery 10am-5pm)

Thur 10am-5pm

Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-5pm

Sun 11am-4pm

IT Centre Computers open 9am daily, except Sundays 11am

Café and Shop
Daily 10am-4pm, except Sundays 11am-3.30pm


EASTER 2017:

Museum & Art Gallery open
Good Friday 14 April and
Easter Saturday 15 April
(10.00am - 5.00pm)

Library, Museum & Art Gallery closed
Easter Sunday 16 April and
Easter Monday 17 April

Library Bank Holiday opening to be confirmed

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