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Preston's Museums

 Red double-decker busLet us guide you through a jam-packed family day out!


The Harris is only one of the great museums in Preston. There's something for everyone across our five fantastic venues with some of the best family-friendly activities and hidden treasures to find.


So drop in for an hour or explore for a whole day!


Where shall we go first?

Harris Museum & Art Gallery 

T: @HarrisPreston

FB: HarrisMuseumandArtGallery


Lancashire Infantry Museum

T: @LancsInfantry

FB: LancsInfantryMuseum


Museum of Lancashire

T: @LMuseums


Ribble Steam Railway

T: @RibbleSteam

FB: RibbleSteam


South Ribble Museum


What is Preston Museums Group?

These five museums in and around Preston are working together to bring high quality cultural experiences to the people of Lancashire and beyond.



Where can I find out more?

Visit our websites on the links above, or check out our social media channels for up to the minute news and events.



Have you visited all five venues? Why not drop us an email or head over to TripAdvisor and tell us what you thought!


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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Market Square,
PR1 2PP 

T 01772 258248 (office 10am-4pm)
T 01772 905414 (event bookings)
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FREE Entry

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Museum, Art Gallery, Library & Makerspace

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


Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August:

The Harris Library and Learning Centre will be open on Sunday 11am-4pm and closed on
Bank Holiday Monday.

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery will be open on Sunday 11am-4pm and
Bank Holiday Monday 11am-5pm.

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