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.

Ribble 100, 1919 - 2019

Ribble 100 mage of a bus

Special Event
Saturday 19 January
See a special display to mark the 100 year anniversary of Ribble Motor Services Limited on the Flag Market and in the Discover Preston gallery.

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Little Hands On

Little Hands On logo

Tuesday 5 February
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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Harry Potter Book Night: Story-oke

Harry Potter Book Night

Thurday 7 February
Come and celebrate your favourite Harry Potter stories under the moon this February.

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A Trip to the Moon - Lego workshop for Mini Builders

A Trip to the Moon - Lego workshop

Sunday 10 February
Come join us for a guided space-themed LEGO® workshop with our Master Builder Bricks McGee.

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Storytime with author Ross Montgomery: UCLan Publishing: Children’s STEAM prize

Storytime with author Ross Montgomery: UCLan Publishing: Children’s STEAM prize

Tuesday 19 February
Join author Ross Montgomery for storytime who will be reading from his book Space Tortoise.

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Author Talk with Lauren James - UCLan Publishing: Children’s STEAM prize

Author Talk Children’s STEAM prize

Tuesday 19 February
Lauren's third novel The Loneliest Girl in the Universe has been shortlisted for UCLan Publishing's STEAM Book Prize which celebrates science, technology, engineering, arts and maths in fiction.

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A Trip to the Moon - Lego workshop for Maxi Builders

A Trip to the Moon - Lego workshop

Sunday 10 February
Come join us for a guided space-themed LEGO® workshop with our Master Builder Bricks McGee.

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