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.

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Hands On at the Harris

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Tuesday 31 March

…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: Football!

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 1 April
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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Arty Explorers

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Thursday 2 April

Interested in art?
This Easter, become an Arty Explorer and investigate some of our fantastic collections, then have a go and create your own masterpiece!
Drop in and stay as long as you like. PLease note that last chance to join the workshop is at 12pm.


Today:
Poetic Passports
Forget glum photos and boring facts, make a creative passport and tell the world what you are really like!

What time? 10.30am-12.30                               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 4 April

…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: Egg-rolling

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 7 April

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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Hands On at the Harris

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Tuesday 7 April

…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: We love Lowry. Draw Lowry style figures and scenes inspired by his "Millworkers" painting on show in the Harris.

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 8 April
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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Showtime!

Thursday 9 April

Special event
As part of our art exhibition, The Varieties, we invite your family to come along and have a go at slapstick, poetry and generally clown around!

What's On:

11am-11.20am & 1pm-1.20pm: Meet ...
Come and meet two of Preston's greats. Edith Rigby, a suffragette who risked everything so women could have the vote, and Will Onda, a passionate film maker who put Preston on the map. Where? Discover Preston gallery, 1st floor

11am-1pm: Silly Slapstick!
Discover how to make people laugh…
Where? Varieties exhibition, 2nd floor

11am-3pm: Old-style Dressing-up
Try on some clothes worn by children long ago!
Where? Fine Art gallery, 1st floor

11am-3pm: Toy Theatre
Have a go at creating your own theatre.
Where? Discover Preston Gallery, 1st floor

1pm - 3pm: Picture a Poem
Come and listen to some poetry before making your own with poet Curtis Watt!
Where? Varieties exhibition, 2nd floor

2pm-3pm: What’s in the Costume Box?
Hold some old costumes with curator Kathryn Rogerson.
Where? Fine Art gallery, 1st floor


What time? 11am–3pm           Age? Ages 5-12
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 10 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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Scent Bottle Treasure Hunt

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Saturday 18 April

Be a detective - sniff out the clues to unravel the story behind Mrs French's massive scent bottle collection.

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 25 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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Little Hands On Story Time

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Friday 1 May

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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Hands On at the Harris

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Saturday 2 May

…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: Votes for All! With one week to go until the General Election, find out who could and who couldn't vote in the elections in times gone by in Preston...and the women who hepled to change this bit of history!


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 5 May

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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Hands On at the Harris

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Saturday 9 May

…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: Up Our Street


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 23 May

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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The Big Treasure Hunt

Coins from the Rossall Hoard

Tuesday 26 May

Special Family Event
Meet a Viking with his hoard of Viking coins, dig for treasure, go on a treasure hunt, and have a go at lots more FREE activities on offer in our special family day!

Keep checking back for more details about The Big Treasure Hunt.


Time?  11am–3pm                                                    For ages? Families of all ages!
Do I need to book in advance?
No, just drop in      Cost? FREE

 

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Wonderful Wednesdays

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Wednesday 27 May
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 May

This school holiday, 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:
Meet the Forensic Experthlf - discover how to examine skulls and bones to find out about people from the past.

What time? 10.30am–12.30pm  & 1.30-3.30pm         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 30 May

…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: Patterns & Prints


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 2 June

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 June

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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Hands On at the Harris

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Saturday 6 June

…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 - Carnival! Get inspired and create something to celebrate the next carnival!


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 June

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 Story Time

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Friday 3 July

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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Little Hands On

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Tuesday 7 July

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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Family Egyptian Balcony Tour

Egyptian Balcony Tour logo

Saturday 25 July

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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Wonderful Wednesdays

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Wednesday 29 July
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

Time Explorers logo

Thursday 30 July

This summer, 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:
Ancient Egyptianshlf - learn more about the servants of the dead and create your own!

What time? 10.30am–12.30pm         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 August

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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Wonderful Wednesdays

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Wednesday 5 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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Arty Explorers

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Thursday 6 August

Interested in art?
This summer, become an Arty Explorer and investigate some of our fantastic collections, then have a go and create your own masterpiece!
Drop in and stay as long as you like. PLease note that last chance to join the workshop is at 12pm.


Today: Time 4 Tea


What time? 10.30am-12.30                               For ages? 5-12
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 August

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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Wonderful Wednesdays

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Wednesday 12 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

Time Explorers logo

Thursday 13 August

This summer, 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:
War! hlf Find out more about the Battle of Preston fought 300 years ago in 1715 during the Civil War - who fought, when, what with and why!

What time? 10.30am–12.30pm      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 19 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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Arty Explorers

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Thursday 20 August

Interested in art?
This summer, become an Arty Explorer and investigate some of our fantastic collections, then have a go and create your own masterpiece!
Drop in and stay as long as you like. PLease note that last chance to join the workshop is at 12pm.


Today: Ancient Greeks


What time? 10.30am-12.30                               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 22 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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Wonderful Wednesdays

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Wednesday 26 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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Little Hands On

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Tuesday 1 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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This week's events

Tues 31st, 1.30-3.30pm
Hands On at the Harris
Ages 5-12

Wed 1st April, 1.30-3.30pm
Wonderful Wednesdays
Ages 5-12

Wed 1st April, 2-4pm
Meet the Costume Champions

Thurs 2nd April, 10.30am-12.30pm
Arty Explorers
Ages 5-12

Thurs 2nd April, 2-3pm
Introduction to Ceramics

Sat 4th, 1.30-3.30pm
Hands On at the Harris
Ages 5-12

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