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.

 

1st August to 30th September - Exhibition

The Story of Leyland

How a rustic village in the pocket of the ffarington family for generations, evolved into the industrial powerhouse.

16th September (Saturday)

Lancashire Handloom Weavers' Cottages

A talk followed by a short walk to view the Fox Lane step-houses with Professor Geoff Timmins. Leyland posseses one of the finest surviving rows of weaver houses and Professor Timmins is the accepted authority on the industry.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room

23rd September (Saturday)

Pam Potter

Art Demonstration

Join Fulwood artist Pam Potter for her art demonstration from 11.00am.

30th September (Saturday)

Pam Potter

Memories of Old Leyland

Talk by Dorothy Kazer, former Librarian at Leyland & Lostock Hall. As the first local history librarian, Miss Kazer has played an important role in the development of interest in local history in our district.

4th October (Wednesday)

‘Suffragists and Suffragettes in Preston’

Local history walk with Dr. David Hunt.

Meet at 10.15am at the entrance to the Harris Museum, Preston. This event is in conjunction with Preston Arts Week so there is a small charge.

7th October (Saturday)

Leyland Photographic Society Opening

The official opening of the Leyland Photographic Society Exhibition. Come along and meet some of the photographers and contributors to the exhibition.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room

The exhibition runs until the 28th of October.

8th October (Sunday)

The Cuerdale Hoard

Local history walk with Dr. David Hunt and James Arnold.

Meet at 2.00pm in the car park of St.Leonard’s Church, Church Brow, Walton-le-Dale. This event is in conjunction with Harris Museum, Preston.

14th October (Saturday)

Astro Photography

A lecture and small display by members of the Preston Astronomical Society.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room.

21st October (Saturday)

Stewart Whillis Clock Workshop

Another session with Leyland's resident chronological expert.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room.

31st October to 25th November - Exhibition

South Ribble Open Art Exhibition

Entries need to be in by 1.00pm on the 28th of October. The official opening takes place at 11.00am on the 4th of November by the Mayor of South Ribble.

Call in for an entry form or click the button to download one

11th November (Saturday)

Victorian Preston

The paintings of Edwin Robin Beattie. An illustrated talk with Stephen Sartin.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room.

18th November (Saturday)

Family History Workshop

Runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Museum Exhibition Room.

28th November to 22nd December - Exhibition

Leyland Invitation Photographic Exhibition

The official opening of Exhibitionis on the 2nd of December. Come along and meet some of the photographers and contributors to the exhibition.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room

9th December (Saturday)

Embroidery for Christmas

Join Celia Whittaker for another of her popular workshops.

Runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Museum Exhibition Room.

Do visit these other sites for more events and activities in the region

South Ribble Councils' What's On Calendar 'Visit South Ribble' Website 'Visit Leyland' Website Lancashire Museums

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