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Old temperance poster showing bulldog turning away at a pint of beer with the words "not for me".
Open between:Wednesday 28 May - Wednesday 1 June
Opening days and times:10am - 12pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Website:Institute of Historical Research - Temperance@190


Come and explore the ideas, arguments, images and objects associated with teetotalism.

This movement was born in Preston 190 years ago, and made Preston nationally and internationally famous as its birthplace. The displays illustrate why and how this movement became so popular, and takes the story into the twentieth century, including the national centenary celebrations in Preston in 1932. 

There are many associated events such as talks, a guided walk, a Temperance Tea Party, and a re-creation of a Band of Hope meeting.

For more events related to the Temperance@190 exhibition see our Events Calendar.

Map address for Preston Central Methodist Church

Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, Preston, PR1 2NL.

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