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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.

Time Explorers

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Thursday 26 October

Today: Cuerdale Hoard Coin making

Inspired by the Cuerdale Hoard join our workshop and make a replica coin with our curator, and design your own paper coin.

Join the conversation at #Lancashire70 to find out more.

 

Time? 1.30-3.30pm   Suitable for? Ages 5 -12

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

 

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Makerspace

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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.

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Hands On at the Harris

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Monday 30 October

Today: Paper Preston

Come along and make paper models of Preston buildings from the past, present, or future. This workshop is inspired by our current exhibition Streets of Change: Beattie's Preston & Beyond.


Time?
  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12

Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free. Drop in

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Family Egyptian Balcony Tour

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Saturday 28 October

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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Sunday 29 October

Today: Harry Potter Wand-making

Make your very own wand in this magical craft workshop. No elder wands will be made in this session.

Time?  1.00pm–2.00pm                       For ages? 5 -12

Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free. Drop in

Make your very own wand in this magical craft workshop.
No elder wands will be made in this session.

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Hands On at the Harris

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Tuesday 31 October

Today: Harry Potter Halloween

Have fun on Halloween and make a Harry Potter magnet.

Time?  1.30pm–3.30pm                       For ages? 5 -12

Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free. Drop in

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Time Explorers

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Thursday 2 November

Today: Cuerdale Hoard Coin making

Inspired by the Cuerdale Hoard join our workshop and make a replica coin with our curator, and design your own paper coin. Join the conversation at #Lancashire70 to find out more.

 

Time? 1.30-3.30pm   Suitable for? Ages 5 -12

Do I need to book in advance? No   Cost? Free. Drop in

 

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Hands On at the Harris

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Friday 3 November

Today: Harry Potter Horcrux Hunt

Follow the clues to help Harry find the Horcruxes. Seven items resembling the horcruxes from the Harry Potter book series have been hidden around the Harris for you to find. Find all seven to win entry to a Harry Potter themed prize draw!

Time?  10.00am–5.00pm                       For ages? 5 -12

Do I need to book in advance? No      Cost? Free. Drop in

Make your very own wand in this magical craft workshop.
No elder wands will be made in this session.

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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

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Preston
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OPENING HOURS

Museum, Art Gallery, Library & Makerspace
Please note we will be closed until 12.30pm on Thursday 12 October for essential staff training
Mon 11am-5pm
(Library 10am-7pm)

Tue 10am-5pm

Wed 10am-8pm
(Library 10am-7pm)

Thur 10am-5pm

Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-5pm

Sun 11am-4pm

IT Centre Computers open 9am daily, except Sundays 11am

Café and Shop
Daily 10am-4pm, except Sundays 11am-3.30pm