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About Galleries and Museums

Lose yourself in Preston's array of art, culture and history...

Whatever floats your boat, there's much to discover with Preston's museums and art galleries.

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery

There's hours of exploring time in Lancashire's largest gallery space...

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery provides an intriguing mix of art and exhibitions to discover. The building itself is something to behold along with collections of textiles, ceramics, glass and much more. It's also a great place to soak up some knowledge on local history or grab a drink and some cake. With fresh exhibitions and events, The Harris promises a fulfilling day out. 

South Ribble Art Gallery & Museum

See some wonderful and unexpected displays in a Tudor house setting...

South Ribble Art Gallery & Museum proves a charming local museum. A lovely historical day out, the museum is set in a 16th century building promoting local history and exhibitions as well as art workshops and crafts for all ages to get stuck in to. The exhibitions are updated monthly so there's always something new to behold.

Lancashire Infantry Museum

Witness the largest and most important infantry regimental collection in the country...

Lancashire Infantry Museum is the premier centre for historical military research in Northern England. With free entry, extensive displays and a rich collection of history, the museum makes a compelling day out.

Ribble Steam Railway

Enjoy a unique day out for all the family...

Ribble Steam Railway invites you to hop aboard an old-fashioned steam train for a fun ride across the dock and alongside the River Ribble. There is also a museum for the full train experience. With static and working trains, a mini railway, local history, stories and much more, there's plenty to see and do.

Church Cottage Museum

Travel through time in this quaint cottage...

Church Cottage Museum is a cottage with many stories to tell. Step inside and learn all about the building's historical journeys, from a Tudor dwelling to a Victorian school room and many things in-between.