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

Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library

Preston, Lancashire, England

  • Kids looking at artefacts at Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library in Preston
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Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library's website
01772 258248

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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


Free admission

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide dogs only

Baby food facilities

There are baby food facilities available.