Museum Exhibitions & Activities

The museum holds regular exhibitions and free activities ranging from talks and lectures to demonstrations and hands on workshops. Many activities reflect the theme of the exhibition held at the time.

Unless otherwise stated the events run from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Everyone is welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

January 7th to February 1st

The Heritage of English Electric / BAE Systems in Lancashire.

English Electric was a multi-faceted industrial manufacturer of electrical equipment and machinery. It specialised in motors, transformers, railway locomotive and traction equipment although in much later years it expanded into consumer electronics, nuclear reactors, computers and of course, aviation.


4th January (Saturday)

800 years of Leyland Church

Short Local History walk. David Hunt

Starts at 10.00am at the museum.


11th January (Saturday)

Trace your Family Tree

Come and Trace your Family Tree with members of Preston Family History Society.

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.


18th January (Saturday)

The Coming of the Railways

Illustrated Talk with John Hutchinson

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.


25th January (Saturday)

Stewart Whillis’s Clock Workshop

Followed by a lecture 'A Lawson & Leigh Legacy'

Starts at 10.30am in the museum exhibition room.


1st February (Saturday)

The Whittingham Hospital Railway

Illustrated Talk with David Hindle.

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.


February 4th to February 29th

The Lancashire Monochrome Photographic Exhibition.


8th February (Saturday)

Lancashire Monochrome Official Opening

Come and meet the Photographers

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.


15th February (Saturday)

The story of the Brindle Workhouse…

Illustrated Talk with Bernard Fleming

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.


22nd February (Saturday)

Embroidery Workshop

with Celia Whittaker

From 10.30am to 12.30pm in the museum exhibition room.


29th February (Saturday)

Pride of Preston: The Dick, Kerr Ladies

Illustrated Talk with Gail Newsham

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.


March 3rd to 28th

High Schools Art Exhibition 2020


7th March (Saturday)

800 years of Leyland Church

Illustrated Talk with David Hunt

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.


10th March (Tuesday)

High Schools Art Exhibition Presentations

7:00pm. Museum open for viewing

7:30pm. Presentations to prize winners in the Parish Church


14th March (Saturday)

From the Courtaulds Strike to Boat People: Migration

Work and Racial Politics in Late Twentieth-century Lancashire’.A lecture with Jack Hepworth

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.


21st March

Working with Acrylics

Painting demonstration with Pam Potter. /p>

From 10.30am to 12.30pm in the museum exhibition room.


28th March (Saturday)

Stewart Whillis’s Clock Workshop

Followed by a lecture 'A History of the Clocks in my Collection’, with an update on ‘Big Ben'

Starts at 10.30am in the museum exhibition room.


April 2nd to 25th

Millbard Artists Exhibition


4th April (Saturday)

Millbarn Artists Official Opening

Come and meet the Millbarn Artists

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.


11th April (Saturday)

Trace your Family Tree

Come and Trace your Family Tree with members of Preston Family History Society

From 10.30am to 12.30pm in the museum exhibition room.


18th April (Saturday)

Airships

Illustrated Talk with John Hutchinson

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.


25th April (Saturday)

The Rise and Fall of the Central Lancashire New Town

Illustrated Talk with James & Sheila Melrose

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.


May 1st to June 6th

Primary Schools Art Exhibition 2020


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