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

Family Egyptian Balcony Tour

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Saturday 26 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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The Potter's Apprentice

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Saturday 26 April

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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Little Hands On Story Time

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Friday 2 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 3 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:
Hands on History: The Big Dig!

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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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Little Hands On

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Tuesday 6 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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Inspired by Bruce Nauman

ARTIST ROOMS:Bruce Nauman

Saturday 10 May

Join the Harris' youth arts group, Young Harris, for a Nauman-inspired practical workshop inspired by the current ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman exhibition. More details to be announced nearer the time!

What time? 1-3pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in
Ages? 12-18

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Scent Bottle Treasure Hunt

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Saturday 17 May

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

Egyptian Balcony Tour logo

Saturday 24 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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Hands On at the Harris

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Tuesday 27 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:
Gardens


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 28 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 29 May

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:
Meet the Experthlf

What time? 10.30am–12.30pm           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 31 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:
Hands on History: Bug Watch

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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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Little Hands On

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Tuesday 3 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 6 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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The Potter's Apprentice

The Potter's Apprentice logo

Saturday 7 June

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 14 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:
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

Egyptian Balcony Tour logo

Saturday 28 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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Hands On at the Harris

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Saturday 28 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:
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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Little Hands On

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Tues 1 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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Little Hands On Story Time

Little Hands On Storytime logo

Friday 4 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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Scent Bottle Treasure Hunt

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Saturday 5 July

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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Hands On at the Harris

Hands On at the Harris logo

Saturday 12 July

…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!

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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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Voyages of Discovery - Family Take Over Day

Outside the Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Saturday 26 July

To celebrate the opening of our summer exhibition, set sail for a Voyage of Discovery in the Harris with lots of water/sea themed activities to entertain the whole family.
Save the date - more details to be annouced nearer the time!

Time?  10am–3pm                       For ages? Families
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

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Family Egyptian Balcony Tour

Egyptian Balcony Tour logo

Saturday 26 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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Hands On at the Harris

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Tuesday 29 July

…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 30 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 31 July
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:
Theme to be announced!hlf

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 Story Time

Little Hands On Storytime logo

Friday 1 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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Little Hands On

Little Hands On logo

Tuesday 5 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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Hands On at the Harris

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Tuesday 5 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!

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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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Wonderful Wednesdays

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Wednesday 6 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 7 August

Interested in art?
This summer holiday, 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:
Theme to be announced!

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 9 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!

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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 12 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 13 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 14 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:
Theme to be announced!hlf

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

Egyptian Balcony Tour logo

Saturday 16 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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Sew Cool Club

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Sat 16 August

If you're into sewing, knitting or weaving then Sew Cool Club is for you! Details of what you can create in this workshop will be available soon.

Time?  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 8 -12
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, please call 01772 905414
Cost? £2

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Hands On at the Harris

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Tuesday 19 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!

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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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Wonderful Wednesdays

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Wednesday 20 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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This week's events

Arty Explorers
Thur 17th, 10.30am-12.30pm
Ages 5-12
Free, drop in

Family Egyptian Balcony Tour
Sat 26th, 11-11.40am
Ages 7+ with adult
£1/50p call 01772 905414

The Potter's Apprentice
Sat 26th, 1.30-3.30pm
Ages 5-12
Free, drop in

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