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.

 

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1st May to 9th June - Exhibition

Primary Schools Art Exhibition

Every year primary schools in the borough of South Ribble present an exhibition of the work of their pupils.

June 12 to July 7 - Exhibition

Leyland Photographic Society

Details to follow

16 June (Sat)

Leyland Photographic Society

Official opening. Come and meet some of the exhibitors of the exhibition.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room.

16 June (Sat)

Leyland Festival Day

Outdoor exhibition of historic photographs, and Free Book Exchange from 12.00noon to 4.00pm.

21 June (Thurs)

Americans at War!

A local 3 mile history walk with museum curator Dr. David Hunt.

To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Bamber Bridge (1943). Meet David Hunt outside the Hob Inn, Station Road at 7.00pm.

23 June (Sat)

How big is the Universe?

An Illustrated lecture with a demonstration of Solar Telescopes. Hosted by the Preston Astronomical Society.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room.

30 June (Sat)

Painting with Acrylics

A painting demonstration with local artist David Jaundrell.

Starts at 10.30am in the Museum Exhibition Room.

7 July (Sat)

Family History Workshop

another popular workshop with members of Preston Family History Society.

Starts at 10.30am in the Museum Exhibition Room.

July 10-Aug 9 - Exhibition

Archaeology Festival 2018.

In conjunction with the Lancashire Gardens Trust

With a small display by the Lancashire Gardens Trust of local Great War Gardens of Remembrance and their memorials.

12 July (Thurs)

Archaeology Festival 2018 Official Opening.

Starts at 7.30pm in the Museum Exhibition Room.

14 July (Sat)

Fun with Maps! Early Lancashire Maps

An illustrated Lecture with Diana Winterbotham.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room.

19 July (Thurs)

Leyland’s Lost Stately Home

A local history walk exploring Worden Hall and Park with museum curator Dr David Hunt.

Starts from the Museum at 2.00pm

21 July (Sat)

W.E.Waring Memorial Lecture. The strategic importance of the Ribble Valley in the Early Medieval Period.

A talk by Dr Fiona Edmonds,Head of the North West Centre for Regional Studies, University of Lancaster.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room.

26 July (Thurs)

Gardens of Remembrance

An illustrated Lecture by the Lancashire Gardens Trust.

Starts at 2.00pm in the Museum Exhibition Room.

28 July (Sat)

Diving into History and Underwater Archaeology

An illustrated talk by Boyd Harris of the Chorley Archaeological and Historical Society.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room.

4 August (Sat)

A Moment in Time

Excavations in Penwortham. The film graphically shows what archaeologists found under the floor of Penwortham’s ancient parish church in 2009.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room.

11 August (Sat)

Britain on Film

Rural Life. The third in a series filmed throughout the twentieth century. These archive films take audiences down the country lanes of the past revealing the dwindling customs of another era.

Starts at 11.00am 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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