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.


June 11th - July 6th - Exhibition - Leyland Artists

Having been established only eight years the Leyland Artists are the new kids on the block. That said, this small group produce a diverse range of artwork.

From rapid sketches to elaborate portraiture this exhibition covers many subjects in various mediums and is a must see.

On Leyland Festival Day (June 15th) many of the artists will be running drop in workshops for all ages and abilities.

15th June (Saturday) - Leyland Festival Day Activities

Drop in Art Workshops run by members of the Leyland Artists and a Grand Alfresco Exhibition of historic photographs of Leyland.

Fromm 11.00am to 4.00pm in the museum exhibition room.

22nd June (Saturday) - Painting in Acrylics

David Jaundrell is back with another of his interactive demonstrations.

Starts at 10.30am in the museum exhibition room.

28th June (Saturday) - Film 'A Moment in Time: Excavations in Penwortham'

Find out what archaeologists found under the floor of Penwortham's ancient parish church in 2009.

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.

6th July (Saturday) - Roman Ribchester

An Illustrated talk with Patrick Tostevin, Curator of Ribchester Museum.

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.

9th July - 17th August - Archaeology Festival

Details to follow

20th July (Saturday) - Lidar and the Roman Roads of Lancashire

An Illustrated lecture by David Routledge, the man who traced Leyland's Roman Road.

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.

27th July (Saturday) - A Very Able Seaman: the Story of Charles Lightoller

A Chorley born mariner who survived the ‘Titanic’ and in his 60’s skippered his small boat to Dunkirk. Presented by John Hutchinson.

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.

3rd August (Saturday) - Apollo 17, Britain’s Moon Rock and Me

An Illustrated lecture with Dermot Gethings followed with observations of the Sun if the sky is clear with the Preston & District Astronomical Society.

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.

10th August (Saturday) - Athens-Yes, Rome-Yes: But can we find any Archaeology in the Centre of Leyland?

A local history walk with museum curator Dr David Hunt. A two mile wander.

Starts at 10.30am at the museum.

17th August (Saturday) - Archaeology enters the Twenty First Century!

An illustrated Lecture. Dr Rachel Newman. Director, Oxford Archaeology North.

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.

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