For Families

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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.

Summer Saturdays

Summer on the Flag market

Saturdays June, July & August 2018
Flag Market and in the Harris

This Saturday PCW Celebrations 18 August

Join us for activities, performances, street theatre, music and dance and unleash your creative side. There's a variety of entertainment to look forward to this Summer, taking place every Saturday on the Flag Market and in the Harris.

Make your mark this Saturday and head to the Harris and the Flag Market where you will discover lots to see, do and take away with you.

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Little Hands On

Little Hands On logo

Tuesday 4 September
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.

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COMICS: Autism Friendly Hour

COMICS logo

Monday 20 August
Autism friendly hour will happen outside of normal visiting times when the gallery will be closed to other visitors so you can explore the COMICS exhibition in your own way.

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Family Quiz: All things Disney!

Wednesday 22 August 2018
Join us for a special Disney themed quiz. Test your knowledge of all things Disney - the films, music and much more!

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Family Egyptian Balcony Tour

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Saturday 25 August

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

What time? 11-11.45am           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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Evil Emperor Penguins

Evil Emperor Penguin character

Thursday 30 August
Visit our Comics exhibition and make your own penguin to take home.
Warning, he may try and take over the world. Mua-ha-ha!
Drop in. No need to book. Age 3yrs +

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Photo Swap

Wednesday 29 August 2018
Are you interested in photography? This August, join photography collective Photo Culture Preston as they celebrate the value of the printed image with a Photo Swap.

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Egyptian Balcony Tours: Heritage Open Days

Photo of the Egyptian balcony

Saturday 8 September
The Grade 1 listed Harris is full of intriguing details - with original radiators, mosaic floors and ironwork. Visit the Egyptian balcony with its stunning views from the top of the building - or enjoy a virtual tour of its features.

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Makerspace

Makerspace workshop Ready Steady Code

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. Open to all. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. You can check the Makerspace calendar here.

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