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.

Chinese New Year Celebration

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Saturday 13 February

Celebrate Chinese New Year - the year of the monkey - at the Harris with events for all ages. Try your hand at Chinese calligraphy, brush painting and chopsticks. See how long you can keep a Jianzi 'shuttlecock' in the air, enjoy the ceremony of a Chinese tea tasting and spend the day immersed in Chinese culture - thanks to the Confucius Institute at the University of Central Lancashire.

What time? 11am-3.30pm

Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in.

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The Potter's Apprentice

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Tuesday 16 February

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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Time Explorers

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Thursday 18 February

Step back into Preston’s past and become a Time Explorer!
Uncover fascinating stories about the city in our history gallery,
Discover Preston.

Today: Neanderthals and the Stone Age

See some replica skulls and get hands on with some of the stone age items in the museum collection.  Organised with the help of UCLan. Why not take a trip upstairs afterwards and take a look at Nothing Happens, Twice which imagines what might happen if Neanderthals lived in Preston Bus Station!

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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Family Egyptian Balcony Tour

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Saturday 27 February

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 1 March

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 4 March

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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Please Note: We be closed until 12.30 on Tue 9 Feb and Wed 9 Mar to enable essential staff training. Please check here for other possible closure dates in April/May before making a special trip.


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