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This summer, don't miss our fantastic family exhibition Michael Foreman: Painting with Rainbows.  We're also now open on Wednesday evenings until 8pm and on Sundays 11am - 4pm too so there's even more time to enjoy the Harris.

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.

Hands On at the Harris

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Monday 1 August


Today: Dinosaur Craft Workshop

Come along and make some 'roarsome' dinosaur finger puppets. Inspired by our current exhibition for families,
Michael Foreman: Painting with Rainbows, and Michael's book Dinosaurs and All that Rubbish.


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 August 

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.



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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Time Explorers

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Wednesday 3 August

Today: Carnival

Join our workshop in the Discover Preston gallery to find out more about carnival and make your own carnival-inspired headdress.

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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Little Hands On Story Time

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Friday 5 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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Hands On at the Harris

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Monday 8 August


Today: Paper-plate Rock Pools 

Bring the seaside to the Harris and make your own paper-plate rock pool.  Inspired by our current exhibition for families, Michael Foreman: Painting with Rainbows.


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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Wednesday 10 August

Today: Vikings

Join our workshop in the Discover Preston gallery to find out more about the Vikings, dress up like a Viking and make your own replica coin to take home.

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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Arty Explorers

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Monday 15 August

Calling all sculpture vultures! Get creative with straws, paper, string and more to make your own sculpture in our fine art gallery.

Drop in and stay as long as you like. Please note that last chance to join the workshop is at 3pm.


What time? 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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Wednesday 17 August


Today: Medals and Badges  

What do you do that's worth a medal? Drop into the library and make a badge to celebrate your hobbies. 


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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Monday 22 August


Today: Mask-making Workshop

Make a mask based on your favourite Lancashire Reading Journey character. 


Time?
  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12
Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free

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Painting with Rainbows Takeover Day

Boy dressed as knight on horse by Michael Foreman

Wednesday 24 August

Enjoy the wonderful world of Michael Foreman's illustrations.  Take part in arty workshops, handle real museum objects and much more! Drop in for half an hour or stay all day; it's up to you.

Inspired by our current exhibition for families, Michael Foreman: Painting with Rainbows.


Time?
  11.00am–3.00pm                       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 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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Picnic Storytelling

Cartoon illustration of a sandwich

Wednesday 31 August

Bring along your sandwiches (and cake!) and listen to stories told by our superb storyteller. There's also the chance to make your own enchanted toadstools in our edible art workshop. 

Time?  1.30–3.30pm                       For ages? All the family
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 September

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 6 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.



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

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Saturday 24 September

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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Mon 10am-5pm
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Tue 10am-5pm

Wed 10am-8pm

Thur 10am-5pm

Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-5pm

Sun 11am-4pm

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