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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27th February to 24th March - Exhibition

High Schools Art Exhibition

It is no coincidence that in the 40th year of Leyland’s Museum we are also celebrating 40 years of the schools’ art exhibitions. The Old Grammar School was restored in 1977 (after a long fight to save it) with schools art events very much in mind.

Over the years between five and six thousand High Schools pupils have had their work exhibited, and some have gone on to have careers in the arts and exhibit at the venue in later life as well! The Primary Schools exhibition, which follows in May has displayed something in the region of 15,000 pieces of work; a select group have had work displayed at both. In 2006 the museum resumed having a dedicated prize giving event. The first venture almost came to grief when over a hundred people packed into the museum. Thereafter the prize giving was moved to the adjacent parish church, which in recent years has been filled.


3rd to 28th April - Exhibition

Churches Together in Leyland

A Golden Jubilee exhibition with the official opening on Saturday 7th April at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room


14th April (Saturday)

Family History Workshop

Take the opportunity to learn the basics of Family History research as members of the Preston branch of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldy Society run workshop here in the exhibition centre.

Experts will be on hand to answer questions and to discuss your family history problems.

Workshop runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Museum Exhibition Room


21st April (Saturday)

South with Shackleton

An illustrated talk by Malcolm Tranter.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room


28th April (Saturday)

Interesting Times: Leyland 1530 to 1630

An illustrated talk by Dr James Mawdesley.

Starts at 11.00am in the Museum Exhibition Room


5th May (Saturday)

Churches and Chapels of Leyland

A two mile local history walk with Dr David Hunt

Walk starts from the Museum at 10.30am


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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