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.


November 2nd to 23rd - Exhibition - Open Art 2019

The South Ribble Open Art Exhibition was established by local art groups in 1985, so is in its 34th year. This year 46 local artists entered 85 pictures, many of them for sale. Mr Stephen Sartin, formerly Keeper of Art at the Harris Museum Preston, selected his favourite works as prize winners.

First Prize: Kristen Sundholm ‘Worden Park Summer’ (Acrylic)

Runner Up: Dave Jaundrell ‘Lakeland Sail’ (Watercolour)

Third Prize: John Croft ‘Regent Street, London’ (Oil)

Highly Commended: Linda Holt ‘Ride Time’ (Watercolour)

Highly Commended: Alison Angior ‘Spring Approach to Drinkwaters’

Highly Commended: Maureen Walker ‘On the Beach’ (Oil)

2nd November (Saturday)

Exhibition Opening of the 2019 Open Art Exhibition.

Come along and meet some of the artists.

Starts at 11.00am in the museum exhibition room.

7th November (Thursday)

Why are Preston North End different? - Illustrated Lecture

The Long Shadow of History and can they escape it?. Illustrated Talk by David Hunt.

Sarts at 2.00pm in the museum exhibition room.

9th November (Saturday) **Cancelled**

Painting in Acrylics

Demonstration with Dave jaundrell

This activity has had to be cancelled

15th November (Friday)

An Improving Address by a Lady

Followed by Suffragist Refreshments to mark the Centenary of the first Woman taking her seat in the House of Commons.

From 2.00pm to 4.00pm in the museum exhibition room.

16th November (Saturday)

Art Demonstration by Pam Potter

New Techniques: Watercolour Plus …on Canvas.

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

21st November (Thursday)

Illustrated Lecture by Dr. David Hunt

Fox Lane, Club Street and Hunt’s Row: The Handloom Weaver Colonies of South Ribble.

From 2.00pm in the museum exhibition room.

23rd November (Saturday)

Blue Ribbon Award

Presentation of the Blue Ribbon for the visitors choice of the 2019 Open Art Exhibition..

From 12.00noon in the museum exhibition room.

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