Events for Families


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.

Preston Street Style Events

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Special Events
Sunday 24 September 2017

Join us for some fantastic fashion events for adults and families inspired by our new exhibition Preston Street Style.   #PrestonStreetStyle

Join us on the Flag Market outside between 11.30am and 3.30pm to find out about up and coming activities at the Harris and then take part in our family trail around the building - there's a free badge for everyone who takes part.  Bring the kids to the Sew Cool club from 12.00pm to 3.30pm on our top floor balcony.

We are also looking for you to share your fashion memories of Preston, become a Dress Detective for the day or take part in fashion photography and styling.  Full details of these events and booking information here


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Fun Palaces at the Harris

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Saturday & Sunday 7 & 8 October

Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist


Celebrating the artist, scientist, designer, maker and more in everyone! Join us for fun activities exploring art and science as part of the national Fun Palaces weekend.     Also at Lancashire Archives.

Fun Palaces are free, welcoming annual events combining arts and sciences, made for and with local people. The Fun Palaces campaign is an ongoing movement for culture at the heart of our communities.  

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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. It is a shared workshop and meeting point where art, technology, craft and design are invited to converge. Makers, fixperts, artists, 'hackers' and crafters of all kinds are invited to come along and get involved. We have exciting events that vary from dress making to drone hacking. 

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