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Handpicked Top 3 Places To Visit in Preston, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

HARRIS MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP

Since 1893

Museum, Exhibitions, Art Gallery, Collections, Displays, Glass and Ceramics, Workshops, Learning Programs, School Programs, Adult Programs, Educational Programs, Events, Guided Tours, Audio-Visual Presentation & Shops

Free Entry - Grade I listed museum building - The fine art collection includes over 800 oil paintings featuring work by Richard Ansdell, George Frederick Watts, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Stanley Spencer, Lucian Freud, Ivon Hitchens and Graham Sutherland

harris.museum@preston.gov.uk
harrismuseum.org.uk

Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Tue, Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visited the Harris museum with my family as we are all lego fans. There was alot more to see than just the exhibition that we had planned to see. We really enjoyed the history Preston exhibition. As it had a good few child friendly things to complete. It was great to the kids reactions when listening answers to their questions. As they are of the digital age and found it hard to believe that their grandparents didn't have certain processions back in the day. When they are taken as a given today.
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RIBBLE STEAM RAILWAY

Chain Caul Road, Preston PR2 2PD

Since 2005

Museum, Visitor Center, Train Tours, Exhibitions, Events, Collections, Displays, Guided Tours, Educational Visits, Steam Locomotives, Diesel Locomotives, Heritage Train Ride, Special Events, Workshops, Programs & Shops

Free Admission: Children Under 3 - There is always much to explore in the “hands on” museum, complete with a fabulous indoor miniature railway for young hearts - Offer a memorable experience of Lancashire’s world famous Industrial heritage

Discount: Group Visits: 10 - 19 visitors 5% Off, 20 - 40 visitors 10% Off, 41 - 59 visitors 15% Off & 60+ visitors 20% Off

Price: Adults £7.00, Children £4.50, Concessions £4.50 & Family (2 Adults plus 2 Children) £20.00

enquiries@ribblesteam.org.uk
ribblesteam.org.uk

Fri 10:30 am - 3:00 pm Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Ribble steam railway is part of the Furness railway Trust that also includes the Haverthwaite/Lakeside steam railway in Cumbria (where they used to be based. The Ribble site has excellent facilities in terms of the small café, shop and museum (all run by volunteers) to enjoy before riding on the steam train. The engineering sheds are definitely worth a visit (again staffed by volunteers) to see the impressive scale and high quality of their restorations of engines and rolling stock.
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LANCASHIRE INFANTRY MUSEUM

Fulwood Barracks, Preston PR2 8AA

Since 1914

Museum, Exhibitions, Events, Displays, Information Center, Programs, BookShops, Collections, The Waterloo Room, The Somme Room, The Quebec Room, Uniforms, Weapons, Medals, Regalia, Paintings, Silver, Musical Instruments, Flags & Photographs Collections

It is Formerly known as the "Queen's Lancashire Regiment Museum" - It houses one of the largest and most important Infantry Regimental collections in the country

enquiries@lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk
lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk

Tue - Thu & Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

I was taken here by my wife and didn't know what to expect. What we found was a truly amazing place filled with military history and remarkable exhibits that tell the story of the regiments and those who served in in them. The staff were passionate, knowledgable, warm and welcoming. On hand to add extra interpretation to the exhibits. I could have spent many hours there and I most certainly will return especially to the Waterloo room being the 200th anniversary this year. First rate.
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