South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre

Situated beside the Parish Church we are thus conveniently positioned in the centre of old Leyland.


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We are a compact timber-framed Tudor building housing the Borough’s small, but interesting, museum collection. Our Exhibition Centre provides a constantly changing programme of arts events.

Moves to establish a museum, and an exhibition centre for use by local artists gathered pace when the Old Grammar School at Leyland was acquired by South Ribble Borough Council and restored to public use in 1978.

South Ribble Borough Council was created in 1974 by the amalgamation of three existing authorities. Although each area had a strong sense of its own history no provision had been made to establish a museum, and traditionally interesting items from the area were deposited in the Harris Museum at Preston where many can be seen to this day.

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