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The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is a Grade 1 listed building full of interest. Preston's main attraction.
Events throughout the year in the Museum and Art Gallery including guided tours, walks round the Egyptian Balcony, talks and workshops. Click here to read of events
Ribble Steam Railway & Museum, Operating Days 2018
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The collection gets bigger each year. Situated on Preston Docks, ride the train, see the museum, plenty of parking, friendly staff. Great place.
Preston Historical Society, founded in 1948, usually meets on the first Monday of the month at St John's Minster, Church Street. Interesting speakers and visits.
Preston has an active and popular historical society who meet at the Minster. Find a link to their website on our links page. Excellent logo don't you think?
Winckley Square is a large sunken Georgian square in the middle of Preston. Surrounded by buildings of interest and recently smartened at great expense. Take a guided walk on certain days.
A fabulous museum for lovers of commercial vehicles: buses, trucks, vans, fire engines. See our visit report.
Situated in the middle of Leyland in an old part of Leyland Motors, easy from the motorway, cafe, parking. Check opening dates. In Winter 2018 it's being refurbished.
Closed in 2016 along with other fine museums in Lancashire, might re-open.
The museum of Lancashire in Stanley Road held regular events. Easy to find, next to the prison, cafe, good parking. Interesting content covering Lancashire, industry, military, seaside, entertainment.
The Lancashire Infantry Museum is in Fulwood Barracks (Grade II listed) the best preserved Chartist Barracks in the UK. The barracks may be about to cease being a military base but the museum plans to continue.
The location of an extensive library of local reference information for local historians or those tracing their family tree. Bow Lane near the Railway Station. Note membership is required to enter.
3 miles east of Preston. Interesting old black and white building with decent cafe.
Hoghton Tower, 1565, an old manor / castle in large grounds on a hill 6 miles east south east of Preston. The site of the annointing of Sir Loin, sirloin.
Plenty of buildings opening their secrets. See our page click here
Brockholes is a nature reserve with a floating visitor centre right next to the M6 Junction 31 on the edge of Preston. Owned and managed by The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.
There's lots to see and do. http://www.brockholes.org/
A mile off the M62, nice grounds and cafe. Interesting exhibitions in the annex.
RVPT operate heritage Ribble Buses, of Preston, at various events around the north of England. See their website to join them or go to watch. Annual features are the Morecambe Bus Running Day and Lytham Hall Bus Running Day.
Celebrating Leyland trucks and buses. A national group who often gather in Leyland.
'The Fellsman' departs Preston for Settle to Carlisle most week in summer with a steam hauled train. They're well booked so book quickly.
Explore the lovely countryside north of Preston with a guide. Around 50 walks including gardens, cafes, for a wide variety of people.
FTT operate a fleet of heritage buses from the Fylde area including Ribble buses. They also own a few trams. They attend events around the area.
Henry Street, Lytham. Open Tues-Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Displays by regional artists and local heritage items.
Upstairs next to the cafe in Booths, Lytham
Art from the St Annes collection or regional art displays. Very good if you catch the right display.
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Good for cyclists and walkers a 21 mile circle of Preston largely on track but some sections on major roads. Can be done in stages. Nearest to Preston Centre is Avenham Park, walk to the Docks or Brockholes possible. Canal stretch could be interesting.
As often as Preston Guild. 2012 was the year of the London Olympics and Preston Guild. Looking forward to Preston Guild 2032.
Battle of Preston 1715, 300th Anniversary Events November 2015
A once every 300 years experience. Download the 2 page pdf leaflet click here.