Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library | Day Out With The Kids

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Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library

  • Preston
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, is a family-friendly museum with loads of hands-on activities to get stuck into at whatever time of day you visit.

Visit the museum because they know how to make history and art fun! After you've discovered the story of Preston and met the 10,000 year old elk, check out the fun family activities.

That could be trying your hand at the drawing challenges in the Fine Art Gallery, taking part in the Ceramics and Glass Gallery trail or being a detective in one of the Scent Bottle tours.

They've got a cafe with a special children's menu: you can even get a lunchbox with secret puzzles and games inside. There's a shop full of pocket-money toys and gifts too!

  • Exhibitions, History, Art, Ceramics, Glass, Textiles, Archaeology, and Digital media
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Opening hours

Monday to Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 14:00

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Market Square, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PP, England

Phone number

01772 258248



Click here to visit Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide dogs only

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