For Families

artyEvents & Activities for Families
Take a look here for our special family events - from Little Hands On for the under fives, to Arty Workshops for ages 5-12, there's something for everybody to see and do! 

Egyptian Balcony Tour

Photo of the Egyptian balcony

Adult Tours 2nd Saturday of the month (Ages 12+)
Family tours 4th Saturday (Ages  7+)
This is your chance to travel to the top of the building and see John Somerscales' impressive friezes that adorn the Egyptian balcony and find out about how they ended up in the Harris!

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Saree Draping & Photo Props Workshop

Saree workshop

Saturday 15 June
Preston City Mela Outreach Session
Get to know the saree (an unstitched garment) in this hands-on experience as you learn about the diversity of cultures within southern Asia.

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Look & Learn: Calligraphy Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops

Writing - Making Your Mark

Wednesday 26 June 
Join Janice McClelland (from Calligraphy Lancashire) and Jean Gray (Artist and Calligrapher) for a series of talks and demonstrations looking into the beautiful world of calligraphy.

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Fearsome Craftsmen: Viking Storytime

Saturday 29 June
Design and make your own Viking shield to take home in this workshop inspired by the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.

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Little Hands On

Little Hands On logo

First Tuesday of every month
Next one 2 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.

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