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.


5th February to 2nd March - Exhibition - Lancashire Monochrome

A collection of black and white prints from a variety of local photographic societies.

23rd February (Saturday) - Family History Workshop

Another of our popular workshops.

Starts at 10.30am in the museum exhibition room.

2nd March (Saturday) - Air Photographs and Local History

Reading our area's past from early photography. An illustrated talk by with museum curator Dr. David Hunt.

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.

5th March to 6th April - Exhibition - 2019 High School Art

Nearly every year, since the opening of the museum, high schools from across the borough have exhibited their works. It is always a treat to see this fascinating artwork from the younger generation.

9th March (Saturday) - Watercolour on Canvas

A demonstration with local artist Pam Potter. Exploring the technique of painting on canvas with watercolours.

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

10th March (Sunday) - Crocus Sunday

A special Sunday afternoon opening to celebrate Crocus Sunday. Explore the old part of the adjoining cemetery which is awash with colour from thousands of crocuses.

From 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

10th March (Sunday) - The Lost Leyland Map of 1740

A local history walk with museum curator Dr. David Hunt exploring the village of Leyland with a recently discovered map dated 1740.

Short walk starts from the museum at 2.30pm.

14th March (Thursday) - Exhibition Open Evening

A special evening opening to view the work presented for the High School Art exhibition.

From 7.00pm to 8.30pm with the presentation of certificates in the Parish Church.

16th March (Saturday) - Let There Be Light

The history of the Lancashire Electrical Industry 1890-1940. An illustrated talk by with Colin Dickinson.

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.

23rd March (Saturday) - Leyland in Focus

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A continuous film show featuring, among others, the Damp Brother's 1964 film of life in the town and the construction of the Tesco superstore.

From 10.00am in the museum exhibition room.

30th March (Saturday) - Painting in Acrylics

Another demonstration from local artist David Jaundrell.

Starts at 10.30am in the museum exhibition room.

6th April (Saturday) - Stewart Whillis’s Clock Workshop

Stewart Whillis’s Clock Workshop is followed by and an Illustrated talk. ‘The Story of Big Ben’ with an update on the current restoration work.

Starts at 10.30am in the museum exhibition room.

9th April to 4th May - Exhibition - Those Magnificent Men

William Chambers, an electrical engineer by profession, served in the Great War as a photographic reconnaissance officer with 49 squadron in Kent.

His work is a remarkable testament to the precarious nature of early flight, and the brave men on both sides who took the war into the air.

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